reflex arc

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the neural path of a reflex

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Neural Anatomy of the Spinal Stretch Reflex Circuit
The spinal stretch reflex circuit provides the CNS with a method for monitoring irregularities in movement trajectories across a range of muscle lengths and forces, (7) which allows for movement correction and assists in injury prevention.
Whytt established that there are spinal reflex circuits that take precedence over voluntary movement, a finding that raised questions about the volitional powers in general).
When a spinal cord is injured, the thousands of reflex circuits are usually spared below the injury.
It is based on the assumption that spasticity results from loss of the brain's regulating influences of nerves on the spinal cord's reflex circuits.