Bainbridge reflex

noun

Bain·​bridge reflex ˈbān-(ˌ)brij- How to pronounce Bainbridge reflex (audio)
: a homeostatic reflex mechanism that causes acceleration of heartbeat following the stimulation of local muscle spindles when blood pressure in the venae cavae and right atrium is increased

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“Bainbridge reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bainbridge%20reflex. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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