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