Definition of Pharyngeal reflex

1. Noun. Normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth.

Medical Definition of Pharyngeal reflex

1. The act of swallowing (second stage) induced by stimulation of the palate, fauces, or posterior pharyngeal wall. Synonym: deglutition reflex, pharyngeal reflex. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharyngeal Reflex

pharyngeal fornix
pharyngeal glands
pharyngeal grooves
pharyngeal hypophysis
pharyngeal isthmus
pharyngeal membranes
pharyngeal mucosa
pharyngeal muscles
pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube
pharyngeal pituitary
pharyngeal plexus
pharyngeal pouch syndrome
pharyngeal raphe
pharyngeal recess
pharyngeal reflex (current term)
pharyngeal ridge
pharyngeal space
pharyngeal tonsil
pharyngeal tonsils
pharyngeal tubercle
pharyngeal vein
pharyngeal veins

Literary usage of Pharyngeal reflex

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1. Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation: A Contribution to by Alfred Adler (1917)
"pharyngeal reflex present. Patient's mother has diabetes. David K., whom I mentioned ... No palatal and no pharyngeal reflex. Patellar reflex not tried. ..."

2. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1895)
"Engelhardt, ^7f J^ in 200 individuals in apparently good health, found the pharyngeal reflex normal in 59 per cent., diminished in 17 per cent., ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"pharyngeal reflex.—The pharyngeal reflex is shown by gagging and elevation of the soft palate when the back of the pharynx and faucial pillars are irritated ..."

4. Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases by Milton Howard Fussell (1916)
"pharyngeal reflex.—The pharyngeal reflex is shown by gagging and elevation of the soft palate when the back of the pharynx and faucial pillars are irritated ..."

5. The Prevention of Dental Caries and Oral Sepsis by Henry Percy Pickerill (1919)
"From these experiments the considerable advantage to gastric digestion to be derived from an active glosso-pharyngeal reflex—due to the active mastication ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"Typical of all his cases was the lack of the pharyngeal reflex. ... since the region which is anesthetic when the pharyngeal reflex is lacking is supplied ..."

7. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1890)
"pharyngeal reflex normal. This patient continued for nearly two years paraplegic and suffering from neuralgias and headaches, occasionally vomiting and ..."

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