Purchase Solution

Reflex Arc Traced for Patellar and Achilles Reflex

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

I need the reflex arc traced for the patellar reflex and the achilles reflex. Name the efferent and afferent nerves, receptors, effectors, and integration centers for each.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The reflex arc is traced for the patellar reflex and the achilles reflex.

Solution Preview

Patellar Reflex (monosynaptic):
<br>The receptor would be the muscle spindle (made of intrafusal fibers) of the quadriceps muscle. The afferent would be the Ia fibers of the femoral nerve that ascend to the level of L2-L4 and go straight through the dorsal horn to the ventral horn and synapse directly on the alpha motor neuron (hence the term "monosynaptic"). The reflex is ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Nerves and the Nervous System

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the nervous system and how nerves send signals around the body.

Cellular Respiration

This quiz is a review for cellular respiration.

Comfort Measures For Labor

Are you ready to doula someone through labor?

Basic Immunology Quiz

Intro to immuno quiz. Covers the basics of immunology and recognition of foreign substances by the body.

Biochemistry Basics

A refresher quiz to test your knowledge of basics concepts of biochemistry.