I know that the pathway of nerve impulses during a reflex action is called a reflex arc. However, I want to know whether the term reflex arc can be called either a reflex path or simple reflex?

  • $\begingroup$ Hi! Did you research this question on your own? If so, we require that you show the results of your own research. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Apr 29 '18 at 16:10

A reflex arc is sometimes called the reflex pathway. While there is no involvement of the brain in the output/response to stimulus, it does receive signals via the spinal cord informing it of the action. In other words, the reflex action is registered in the brain as soon as it occurs.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site! Would you have some authoritative references that you could add to this answer? $\endgroup$ – rotaredom Feb 26 '18 at 22:01

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.