rectal reflex


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rec·tal re·flex

the entrance of fecal matter into the rectum from the sigmoid colon causes an impulse to defecate.
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rec·tal re·flex

(rektăl rēfleks)
Entrance of fecal matter into the rectum from the sigmoid colon causes an impulse to defecate.
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rectal reflex

The normal desire to evacuate feces present in the rectum.
See also: reflex
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