An involuntary reflex when a women is breastfeeding which causes the milk to flow freely.
- Reflex, photic sneeze
50 chance of passing the Achoo gene to each of their children who will have the disorder.
- Reflex, pressor
A pressor reflex is a neurological (nerve) reflex that constricts arterioles (small blood vessels) and thereby increases the blood pressure. “Pressor” refers to raising the blood pressure. The word comes from the French “presser” meaning “to exert pressure” or “to squeeze.”
The term used when liquid backs up into the esophagus from the stomach.
- Reflux disease, gastroesophageal (GERD)
The stomach contents regurgitate and back up (reflux) into the esophagus The food in the stomach is partially digested by stomach acid and enzymes. Normally, the partially digested acid content in the stomach is delivered by the stomach muscle down into the small intestine for further digestion. With esophageal reflux, stomach acid content refluxes back […]
- Reflux laryngitis
Inflammation of the larynx (voice box) caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. Reflux laryngitis is associated with chronic hoarseness and symptoms of esophageal irritation such as heartburn, chest pain, asthma, or the feeling of a foreign b