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protective laryngeal reflex

protective laryngeal reflex in Medicine

protective laryngeal reflex pro·tec·tive laryngeal reflex (prə-těk'tĭv)
n.
Closure of the glottis to prevent entry of foreign substances into the respiratory tract.

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