cochleopalpebral reflex

[kŏk′lē-ō-pălpə-brə, -păl-pē-]


A form of the wink reflex in which the palpebral part of the orbicular muscle of the eye contracts when a sudden noise is made close to the ear; it is absent in labyrinthine disease involving total deafness.startle reflex

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