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Medical Term:

vomiting reflex


Definition: vomiting (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 one applied to the region of the fauces.

Synonym(s): pharyngeal reflex2

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