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.pharyngeal reflex

Nearby words

  1. vomica,
  2. vomit,
  3. vomit comet,
  4. vomiting,
  5. vomiting of pregnancy,
  6. vomitive,
  7. vomito,
  8. vomitorium,
  9. vomitory,
  10. vomitous


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