chewing reflex

chewing reflex

a pathologic sign in brain-damaged adults, characterized by repetitive chewing motions when the mouth is stimulated.
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Biting reflex is present from the moment of birth to 3-4 months of age (sometimes to 7 months of age) and disappears when the chewing reflex emerges.
To conclude--the chewing reflex is particularly important for the articulation of alveolo-palatal consonants [s], [z], [c], [dz] and alveolar consonants [sz], [z], [cz], [dz] followed by well-developed skills of: mouth closing, eating, distinguishing tastes and cosistency.
It occurs next to breathing, swallowing and chewing reflex [8].