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How are involuntary actions and reflex actions different from each other?

 

Answer 

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INVOLUNTARY ACTION

REFLEX ACTION

1. Involuntary actions are those that do not require consciousness or thinking.

1. Reflex action is an immediate response to a stimulus

2. It does not require a stimulus (things that cause an action or response)

2. It requires a stimulus

3. Involves the brain

3 . Does not involve the brain

4. Controlled by the midbrain and medulla oblongata

4. Controlled by the spinal cord

5. It is a relatively slow process

5. It is a relatively fast process

6. Example: Process of digestion

6. Example: Coughing or sneezing

 

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