An adult or mature swallowing pattern, marked by muscular contractions that appear to be under control at a subconscious level.
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- somatic mutation theory of cancer,
- somatic nerve,
- somatic nervous system,
- somatic reproduction,
- somatic sensory cortex,
- somatic therapy,
- somatization disorder
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