abdominal reflex

  • 1 abdominal reflex — n contraction of the muscles of the abdominal wall in response to stimulation of the overlying skin …

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  • 2 Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …

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  • 3 Cough reflex — The cough reflex has both sensory (afferent) and motor (efferent) components. Pulmonary irritant receptors (cough receptors) in the epithelium of the respiratory tract are sensitive to both mechanical and chemical stimuli. Stimulation of the… …

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  • 4 visceromotor reflex — contraction of abdominal muscles (abdominal rigidity) over a diseased viscus …

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  • 5 abdominocardiac reflex — any reflex in the heart produced by stimulating the abdominal sympathetic nerves. See also Livierato sign, under sign …

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  • 6 epigastric reflex — contraction of the abdominal muscles caused by stimulating the skin of the epigastrium or over the fifth and sixth intercostal spaces near the axilla …

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  • 7 Kocher reflex — contraction of the abdominal muscle on compression of the testicle; called also testicular compression r …

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  • 8 Sign — Any abnormality that indicates a disease process, such as a change in appearance, sensation, or function, that is observed by a physician when evaluating a patient. * * * 1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of… …

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  • 9 BHR — Bauchhautreflex(e) EN abdominal reflex(es) (med.) …

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  • 10 nervous system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       system that conducts stimuli from sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord and that conducts impulses back to other parts of the body. As with other higher vertebrates, the human nervous system has two main… …

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  • 11 digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …

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  • 12 syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …

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  • 13 renal system — ▪ anatomy Introduction  in humans (human body), organ system that includes the kidneys, where urine is produced, and the ureters, bladder, and urethra for the passage, storage, and voiding of urine.       In many respects the human excretory, or… …

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  • 14 Vomiting — Emesis redirects here. For the butterfly genus, see Emesis (genus). Heaving redirects here. For the up and down motion, see Heave. Puke redirects here. For the district in Albania, see Pukë District. For the town in Albania, see Pukë. Vomiting …

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  • 15 respiration, human — ▪ physiology Introduction       the process by which oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide discharged. The design of the respiratory system  The human gas exchanging organ, the lung, is located in the thorax, where its delicate tissues are… …

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  • 16 pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …

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  • 17 Child development stages — See also: Parenting and Family Child development stages describe theoretical milestones of child development. Many stage models of development have been proposed, used as working concepts and in some cases asserted as nativist theories. This …

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  • 18 Rumination syndrome — Classification and external resources A …

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  • 19 Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …

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  • 20 branch — An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA]. accessory meningeal b. SYN: pterygomeningeal artery …

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