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vomiting reflex

vomiting reflex in Medicine

vomiting reflex n.
Contraction of the abdominal muscles with relaxation of the cardiac sphincter of the stomach and of the muscles of the throat elicited by a variety of stimuli, especially by a stimulus applied to the fauces. Also called pharyngeal reflex.

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