Pectoral reflex

pectoral reflex

contraction of the pectoralis major muscle elicited by tapping the seventh rib between the anterior and the medial axillary lines while the arm is abducted; contraction of the deltoid and biceps may also occur.

Synonym: costopectoral reflex.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Pectoral_reflex&oldid=65552"
First | Previous (Pectoral muscles) | Next (Pectoral region) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.