Reflex_Arc_components

Reflex_Arc_components - Often times the integrator are...

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Reflex Arc components: Receptor : Receptors respond to a particular stimulus. Receptors can be a specialized cell, nerve endings, or a specialized organ Afferent Limb : Often referred to as the sensory neuron, which sends the sensory information to the integrator. Integrator : Receives sensory information, processes the information, and then sends a motor command to an efferent neuron, if appropriate.
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Unformatted text preview: Often times the integrator are interneurons. (Monosynaptic reflexes do not have interneurons, so the integrator is simply the synapse at the spinal cord.) Efferent Limb : Often referred to as a motor neuron, which relays information to the effector. Effector : A muscle, gland, or organ that responds to the stimulus given by the integrator....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course NPB 101L taught by Professor Goldberg during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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