Moro reflex

Alternative Names

Startle response; Startle reflex; Embrace reflex

Definition of Moro reflex

Moro reflex is type of involuntary response that is present at birth. It normally disappears after 3 or 4 months.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009

Moro reflex
Neonate

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