laryngeal reflex


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cough re·flex

the reflex that mediates coughing in response to irritation of the larynx or tracheobronchial tree.
Synonym(s): laryngeal reflex
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laryngeal reflex

Coughing from irritation of the larynx or fauces.
See also: reflex
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In concurrence with our study, Priya et al [11] in their study noted that propofol is known to depress laryngeal reflexes facilitating LMA insertion.
studied laryngeal reflexes in propofolanesthetized patients by using a fiberoptic endoscope inserted through a laryngeal mask airway to directly visualize the larynx and then stimulating the vocal cords by spraying them with water.
Conclusion: Ketamine, which has analgesic, hypnotic and amnestic effects and which does not alter pharyngeal and laryngeal reflexes thus minimizes aspiration possibility, is a safe and effective anesthetic agent for tooth extractions of the pediatric population under sedoanalgesia.
Although motor dysfunction of the laryngopharynx clearly plays a major role in dysphagia in stroke patients, sensory dysfunction in this region also impairs laryngeal reflexes and the voluntary laryngopharyngeal protective mechanism (5-6,28-31).