Hering-Breuer reflex

noun
Her·​ing-Breu·​er reflex | \ˈher-iŋ-ˈbrȯi-ər- \

Medical Definition of Hering-Breuer reflex 

: 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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