visceromotor reflex


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vis·cer·o·mo·tor re·flex

contraction of the muscles of the thorax or abdomen in response to a stimulus from one of the viscera therein.

visceromotor reflex

Contraction or tenseness of the skeletal muscles resulting from painful stimuli originating in visceral organs.
See also: reflex

vis·cer·o·mo·tor re·flex

(visĕr-ō-mōtŏr rēfleks)
Contraction of muscles of the thorax or abdomen in response to a stimulus from one of the viscera therein.