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Cough reflex

Cough reflex

(Science: chest medicine, neurology, physiology) The reflex which mediates coughing in response to irritation of the larynx or tracheobronchial tree.

Synonym: laryngeal reflex.


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... process. Stimulation of the larynx by ingested matter produces a strong cough reflex to protect the lungs. You rightly refer to choking that occurs when the epiglottis fails ...

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