GASTROCOLIC REFLEX

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the name of the reflex wave of contraction that passes along the colon when food enters a fasting stomach or even in anticipation of a meal.

GASTROCOLIC REFLEX: "The gastrocolic reflex begins in anticipation of a meal."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GASTROCOLIC REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gastrocolic-reflex/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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