Startle reflex

startle reflex

The reflex response of an infant (contraction of the limb and neck muscles) when allowed to drop a short distance through the air or startled by a sudden noise or jolt.

Synonym: moro reflex, parachute reflex, startle reaction.

Synonym: cochleopalpebral reflex.

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