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Stimulus
A detectable change in the internal or external environment of an organism that produces a response in the organism
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Taxis
A simple response whose direction is determined by the direction of the stimulus
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Kinesis
A form of response in which the organism does not move towards or away from a stimulus. Instead, the more unpleasant the stimulus, the more rapidly it moves and the more rapidly it changes direction
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Tropism
A growth movement of part of a plant in response to a directional stimulus
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Reflex Arc
The nerve pathway in the body taken by an action potential that leads to a rapid, involuntary response to a stimulus
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Reflex
An involuntary response to a sensory stimulus
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Autonomic Nervous System
Part of the nervous system, controlling the muscles and glands, that is not under voluntary control
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A simple response whose direction is determined by the direction of the stimulus

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Taxis

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A form of response in which the organism does not move towards or away from a stimulus. Instead, the more unpleasant the stimulus, the more rapidly it moves and the more rapidly it changes direction

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A growth movement of part of a plant in response to a directional stimulus

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The nerve pathway in the body taken by an action potential that leads to a rapid, involuntary response to a stimulus

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