rectal reflex


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rec·tal re·flex

the entrance of fecal matter into the rectum from the sigmoid colon causes an impulse to defecate.

rectal reflex

the normal response (defecation) to the presence of an accumulation of feces in the rectum. Also called defecation reflex.

rec·tal re·flex

(rektăl rēfleks)
Entrance of fecal matter into the rectum from the sigmoid colon causes an impulse to defecate.

rectal reflex

The normal desire to evacuate feces present in the rectum.
See also: reflex