pharyngeal reflex

noun
normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth
Syn: ↑gag reflex
Hypernyms:

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  • Pharyngeal reflex — The pharyngeal reflex or gag reflex is a reflex contraction of the back of the throat,cite web |url=http://www.neuroanatomy.wisc.edu/virtualbrain/BrainStem/09NA.html |title=Medical Neurosciences |format= |work= |accessdate=] evoked by touching… …   Wikipedia

  • pharyngeal reflex — see gag reflex * * * contraction of the constrictor muscle of the pharynx elicited by touching the back of the pharynx; called also gag r …   Medical dictionary

  • pharyngeal reflex — see gag reflex …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • reflex action — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflex response — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reflex — For other uses, see Reflex (disambiguation). A reflex action, also known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.[1] A true reflex is a behavior which is mediated via the reflex arc; this does… …   Wikipedia

  • gag reflex — pharyngeal reflex a normal reflex action caused by contraction of pharynx muscles when the soft palate or posterior pharynx is touched. The reflex is used to test the integrity of the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • unconditioned reflex — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • inborn reflex — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

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