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viscerosensory reflex (s) (noun)
, viscerosensory reflexes (pl)
A form of pain in which stimuli within the stomach area causes painful reactions when they are touched or if any pressure is applied to another external region of the body: The painful viscerosensory reflexes
were a result of somatic structures (skin and muscle) that came from a malfunctioning internal organ.
During the manual abdominal examination, the doctor pressed firmly on various sectors of the patient's abdomen, causing a viscerosensory reflex in the patient who winced and twisted away from the doctor's probing hands.
According to the medical examiner, there appeared to be a cyst under the patient's skin of her right hand which resulted in a viscerosensory reflex when it was touched by the dermatologist.