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Swallowing reflex

swallowing reflex

The act of swallowing (second stage) induced by stimulation of the palate, fauces, or posterior pharyngeal wall.

Synonym: deglutition reflex, pharyngeal reflex.

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Theories - Origin of Life

... is the flap of cartilage located at the opening to the larynx. During swallowing , the larynx closes to prevent swallowed material from entering ... Stimulation of the larynx by ingested matter produces a strong cough reflex to protect the lungs. You rightly refer to choking that occurs when ...

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by scottie
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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The Fiber Disease

... __ Disorientation [277.1-29] __ Dysphasia (inability or difficulty swallowing) [277.1-30] __ Extremities become painful [277.1-31] __ Facial ... impaction [277.1-34] __ Fever [277.1-35] __ Foot drop [277.1-36] __ Gag reflex, depressed [277.1-37] __ Gastrointestinal spasms [277.1-38] __ Hallucinations ...

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by London
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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