excitomotory

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Adjective[edit]

excitomotory (not comparable)

  1. (physiology) Exciting motion; said of that portion of the nervous system concerned in reflex action, by which impressions are transmitted to a nerve centre and then reflected back so as to produce muscular contraction without sensation or volition.

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