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HALL'S THEORY OF REFLEX ACTION

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A theory stating that the spinal cord consists of a chain of units and that each unit functions as a independent reflex arc; that the function of each arc arises from the activity of sensory and motor nerves and the segment of the spinal cord from which these nerves originate; and that the arcs are interconnected, interacting with one another and the brain to produce coordinated movement.

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