rectal reflex


rectal reflex
the process by which the accumulation of feces in the rectum excites defecation; called also defecation r.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • defecation reflex — noun normal response to the presence of feces in the rectum • Syn: ↑rectal reflex • Hypernyms: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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