myenteric reflex

noun

Medical Definition of myenteric reflex

: a reflex that is responsible for the wave of peristalsis moving along the intestine and that involves contraction of the digestive tube above and relaxation below the place where it is stimulated by an accumulated mass of food

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“Myenteric reflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myenteric%20reflex. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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