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Medical Term:

Hering-Breuer reflex

Pronunciation: her'ing broy'er

Definition: the effects of afferent impulses from the pulmonary vagi in the control of respiration; inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration with expiration then ensuing, whereas deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.

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