Spinal cord reflexes

Summary of Spinal cord reflexes
Reflexes are rapid, automatic responses to particular stimuli that cause the same response every time. Spinal cord reflexes are stereotyped and dependable motor responses, such as the stretch of a muscle. The neuronal circuit involved is called the reflex arc. The reflex arc includes the sensory receptors, the sensory afferent nerves, the interneurons in the spinal cord, and the motor neurons. 
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Spinal cord reflexes
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Spinal cord reflexes

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The afterdischarge causes muscles to contract for a period of time (before/after) a polysynaptic reflex is activated.

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A second-year medical student comes to your neurology clinic with a complaint of “areflexia”. He was testing his reflexes in clinical skills and found that his patellar and ankle reflexes were much smaller than his classmates. Which of the following eponymous tests/signs/maneuvers do you perform/try to elicit in order to lay his fears to rest?