statokinetic reflex

[stăt′ō-kĭ-nĕtĭk, -kī-]


A reflex that, through stimulation of the receptors in the neck muscles and semicircular canals, brings about movements of the limbs and eyes appropriate to a given movement of the head.

Nearby words

  1. statoacoustic,
  2. statoblast,
  3. statoconium,
  4. statocyst,
  5. statohm,
  6. statolatry,
  7. statolith,
  8. stator,
  9. statoscope,
  10. statotonic reflexes

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