statotonic reflexes

[ stăt′ə-tŏnĭk ]

pl.n.

Reflexes that control the tone of the limb muscles to maintain or regain a desired body position.

Nearby words

  1. statokinetic reflex,
  2. statolatry,
  3. statolith,
  4. stator,
  5. statoscope,
  6. stats,
  7. statto,
  8. statuary,
  9. statue,
  10. statue of liberty


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