Hering-Breuer reflex

noun

Her·​ing-Breu·​er reflex ˈher-iŋ-ˈbrȯi-ər- How to pronounce Hering-Breuer reflex (audio)
: any of several reflexes that control inflation and deflation of the lungs
especially : reflex inhibition of inspiration triggered by pulmonary muscle spindles upon expansion of the lungs and mediated by the vagus nerve

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“Hering-Breuer reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hering-Breuer%20reflex. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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