No performance of this description could have any efficacy in the case of a genuine spasm due to irritation on a reflex arc.
That is, the reflex arc is built up by agencies that are quite independent of the subsequent act.
The reflex arc can now be described more precisely than before.
In other words, the vitality of the cells on the efferent side ought not to be dependent on the integrity of the reflex arc.
As the reflex arc is intact there may be involuntary and unconscious micturition whenever the bladder fills.
The primitive connection is already an advance upon that of a reflex arc.
In addition, the reflex arc is disturbed, and reflexes are lost.
reflex arc n.
The route followed by nerve impulses to produce a reflex act, from the periphery through the afferent nerve to the nervous system, and thence through the efferent nerve to the effector organ.