pharyngeal reflex

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pharyngeal reflex normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth
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Usage

In literature:

The pharyngeal reflex is present.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
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In news:

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing detected severe pharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration, as well as an intermittent cough reflex with all consistencies in the upright position .
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