abdominal reflex

noun

Medical Definition of abdominal reflex

: contraction of the muscles of the abdominal wall in response to stimulation of the overlying skin

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“Abdominal reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abdominal%20reflex. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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