enterogastric reflex

noun
en·​tero·​gas·​tric reflex | \ -ˌgas-trik- How to pronounce enterogastric reflex (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterogastric reflex

: reflex inhibition of the emptying of the stomach's contents through the pylorus that occurs when the duodenum is stimulated by the presence of irritants, is overloaded, or is obstructed

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“Enterogastric reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/enterogastric%20reflex. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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