BASIC BACKGROUND IN REFLEX PHYSIOLOGY

Abstract

Andre Felipe Breda Andrade Costa , Ana Paula da Veiga Argus, Franciele Prestel Pisetta, Alberto Goncalves Evangelista

Reflexes are a fundamental part of nervous system analysis. Various pathologies manifest themselves by disrupting the basic reflex functions inherent in the individual, and some of them are fully developed at birth. For a complete clinical analysis, knowledge of the basic mechanisms of its functioning is required. This review aims to demonstrate the mechanism of some of the main reflexes present in individuals in a simplified way, consolidating knowledge of great importance to the area. The focus is not on detailing the specifics of each reflex but on the use of recent advances in research to accurately determine its visual effects as well as its effects in the organism, observed through clinical examinations.

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