Reflexogenous zone

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Reflexogenous (reflexogenic) zone (or the receptive field of a reflex) is the area of the body stimulation of which causes a definite unconditoned reflex.[1]:vol. II, p. 103 For example, stimulation of the mucosa of the nasopharynx elicits a sneezing reflex, and stimulation of the tracheae and bronchi elicits a coughing reflex.[2] The receptive fields of various reflexes may overlap, and in consequence a stimulus applied to a certain part of the skin can elicit one reflex or another depending on its strength and the state of the central nervous system.


  1. ^ Babsky, Evgeni; Boris Khodorov; Grigory Kositsky; Anatoly Zubkov (1989). Babsky, Evgeni, ed. Human Physiology, in 2 vols. 2. Translated by Ludmila Aksenova. Translation edited by H. C. Creighton (M.A., Oxon). Moscow: Mir Publishers. ISBN 5-03-000776-8  First published in Russian as «Физиология человека» 
  2. ^ Kiselev P. A. Reflexogenous Zone // The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition.

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