Cephalic phase response | definition of cephalic phase response by Medical dictionary
cephalic phase response
ce·phal·ic phase re·sponse (sĕ-fal'ik fāz rē-spons')
A response of the parasympathetic nervous system to a cognitive or sensory stimulus regarding food.
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However, as a cephalic phase response
is not related to absorption of nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract during a carbohydrate mouth rinse, but as a consequence of oral carbohydrate recognition, the insulin response may occur less than 10 min after stimulation (Just et al., 2008).
Based on the understanding of the cephalic phase response
, what physiological responses (prior to eating) does the author hypothesize could be altered during the development of anorexia nervosa?