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Related to abdominal reflexes: superficial reflex
contraction of the muscles of the abdominal wall on stimulation of the skin (superficial a. reflexs) or tapping on neighboring bony structures (deep a. reflexes).
Synonym(s): supraumbilical reflex (2)
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Contractions of the muscles of the abdominal wall upon stimulation of the skin or upon the tapping of neighboring bony structures.
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ab·dom·i·nal re·flexes(ab-domi-năl rēfleks-ĕz)
Contraction of abdominal wall muscles on stimulation of skin or tapping on neighboring bony structures.
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