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Created on Sunday, September 7 2014 by jdmiles

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The neural circuit that makes the patellar reflex work:

 
        A) Is complex and poorly understood
 
        B) Is monosynaptic
 
        C) Is polysynaptic
 
        D) Is disynaptic
 
        E) Varies in structure from person to person
 

 


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A) Is complex and poorly understood

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The patellar reflex occurs because of a monosynaptic neural circuit.  (See References)

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B) Is monosynaptic

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The patellar reflex occurs because of a monosynaptic neural circuit.  (See References)

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C) Is polysynaptic

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The patellar reflex occurs because of a monosynaptic neural circuit.  (See References)

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D) Is disynaptic

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E) Varies in structure from person to person

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The patellar reflex occurs because of a monosynaptic neural circuit.  (See References)

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1. Nolte, J. (2008). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy, 6th ed. Mosby, St. Louis. (ISBN:0323041310)Advertising:
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Patellar Reflex
Question ID: 090714003
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/07/2014
Modified: 09/07/2014
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