How is it explained that a person with the spinal cord sectioned at the cervical level is still able to perform the patellar reflex?

4 months ago

The arch reflex depends only on the integrity of the fibers at a single spinal level. In the arch reflex the motor response to the stimulus is automatic and involuntary and does not depend upon the passage of information to the brain. So it happens even if the spinal cord is damaged at other levels.

Dipti KC
May 25, 2023
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