abdominocardiac reflex


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ab·dom·i·no·car·di·ac re·flex

mechanical stimulation (usually distention) of abdominal viscera causing changes (usually a slowing) in the heart rate or the occurrence of extrasystoles.
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abdominocardiac reflex

A change in heart rate, usually a slowing, resulting from mechanical stimulation of abdominal viscera.
See also: reflex
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ab·dom·i·no·car·di·ac re·flex

(ab-domi-nō-kahrdē-ak rēfleks)
Mechanical stimulation (usually distention) of abdominal viscera causing changes (usually a slowing) in the heart rate or the occurrence of extrasystoles.
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