gag reflex

noun
\ ˈgag- How to pronounce gag reflex (audio) \

Medical Definition of gag reflex

: reflex contraction of the muscles of the throat caused especially by stimulation (as by touch) of the pharynx

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“Gag reflex.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gag%20reflex. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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