trigger mechanism

noun

: something (as a specific act or stimulus) that in interaction with the body constitutes a physiological trigger
especially : one by which an attack (as of disease or referred pain) is precipitated

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“Trigger mechanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trigger%20mechanism. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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