vomiting reflex

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vomiting reflex n.
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 by a stimulus applied to the fauces. Also called pharyngeal reflex.

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