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7 Cards in this Set

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Carotid sinus reflex (mechanical pressure over sinus to decrease heart rate and blood pressure)
Afferent: Glossopharyngeal nerve (IX) to nucleus solitarius
Efferent: Nerve X
Gag reflex
(stroke pharynx)
Afferent: Glossopharyngeal nerve (IX)
Efferent: Nerve X
Jaw-jerk reflex
(stretch reflex for masseter)
Afferent: Afferent from trigeminal nerve (V) to mesencephalic nucleus of V, which then project to motor nucleus of V
Efferent: Trigeminal nerve (V) via motor nucleus of V
Vestibulo-ocular reflex
(head/eye compensatory mvmts to stay on a target when head/body moves)
Afferent: Vestibular component of nerve VIII to vestibular nucleus.
Efferent: Nerves III, IV, VI (via oculomotor, trochlear, abducens nuclei)
Nasal reflex
(foreign object to nasal cavity)
Afferent: trigmeinal nerve (V)
Efferent: Nerves V, VII, IX, X
Corneal reflex
(foreign object causes orbicularis oculi to contract eyelids to close)
Afferent: Nerve V1 (ophthalmic branch)
Efferent: Facial nerve (VII)
Pupillary light reflex
(pupil constriction responding to light)
Afferent: Optic nerve II
Efferent: Oculomotor nerve III via Edinger-Westphal nucleus