B1.2.2 Reflex Actions

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What is a reflex?
Rapid automatic response of the nervous system that does not involve conscious thought.
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Why are reflexes so important?
Reflex actions run everyday bodily functions and help you to avoid danger.
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What is the function of a relay neuron?
Relay neurons connect a sensory neuron and motor neuron.
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What is a synapse?
A gap between neurons where the transmission of information is chemical rather than electrical.
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What can most reflex actions be shown as?
Stimulus => Receptor => Coordinator => Effector => Response
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