PROTECTIVE REFLEX

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Also called protective response, protective reflex describes the reflexive withdrawal of the body or parts of the body from either actual or perceived painful stimuli.

PROTECTIVE REFLEX: "Cringing from the touch of someone distasteful could be described as a protective reflex."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROTECTIVE REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/protective-reflex/ (accessed December 3, 2021).

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