myenteric reflex


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my·en·ter·ic re·flex

contraction above and relaxation below a stimulated point in the intestine.
Synonym(s): law of intestine
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myenteric reflex

Reflex caused by distention of the intestine, resulting in contraction above the point of stimulation and relaxation below it. Synonym: intestinal reflex
See also: reflex
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