AXON REFLEX

refers to a peripheral nerve reflex, in which stimulation of nerve fibers cause impulses to pass along the fibers to their endings, where neurotransmitters are released. This is most commonly associated with pain.

AXON REFLEX: "The person showed an axon reflex when he or she touched a hot stove and impulses passed along nerve fibers, causing withdrawal."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AXON REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/axon-reflex/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
SHARE