Withdrawal reflex: philosophy and physiology

  • M. Tiengo
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


The term “withdrawal reflex” is intended to mean any reflex whose end purpose is to protect the organism or one of its tissues from being damaged (Fig. 1). One example is the corneal reflex described as “irritation of the cornea causing the reflex closure of the lids” [1].


Reflex Action Sural Nerve Afferent Impulse Automatic Movement Cutaneous Receptor 
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