TONIC REFLEX

1. any reflex involving a substantial delay between muscle contracting and relaxing. 2. any reflex which allows a muscle or group of muscles to keep up a specific degree of tension, or tonus.

TONIC REFLEX: "The patient's tonic reflexes have been inhibited, but functioning should improve when she is weaned off of the medication."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TONIC REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tonic-reflex/ (accessed November 10, 2019).
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