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Visceral Reflex

Visceral Reflex: These are reflexes that are monitored and mediated by autonomic nerves and initiated in the viscera. These reflexes are muscular response to stimulation of a nerve-receptor organ in a visceral organ. Visceral organs include internal organs of the body, especially those within the chest such as the heart and lungs, as well as the organs in the abdomen such as the liver, intestines, or pancreas. These reflexes are autonomic meaning that it involves the response from an organ such as the peristaltic contractions of the smooth muscle of the intestines that is not consciously controlled.

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