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Bezold-Jarisch reflex

Pronunciation: bat'solt yah'rish

Definition: a reflex with afferent and efferent pathways in the vagus, originating in unidentified chemoreceptors in the heart and resulting in sinus bradycardia, hypotension, and probable peripheral vasodilation.

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