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craniocardiac reflex


Definition: stimulation of nerve endings of certain cranial nerves (olfactory, ophthalmic branch of trigeminal), with resultant cardiac depressor reflex, manifested by bradycardia and hypotension, through the cardiac branch of the vagus.

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