epigastric reflex


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ep·i·gas·tric re·flex

a contraction of the upper portion of the rectus abdominis muscle when the skin of the epigastrium above is scratched.
Synonym(s): supraumbilical reflex (1)

epigastric reflex

Contraction of the upper portion of the rectus abdominis muscle when the skin of the epigastric region is scratched.
See also: reflex