viscerosomatic reaction

viscerosomatic reaction

[vis′ərō′sōmat′ik]
Etymology: L, viscus + Gk, soma, body; L, re + agere, to act
a muscular response to stimulation of a nerve-receptor organ in a visceral organ. Also called splanchnosomatic reaction, visceral reflex.

viscerosomatic reaction

A reaction occurring in muscles of the body wall as a result of stimulation of visceroreceptors.