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Abrams' heart reflex

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A roentgenologically demonstrable cutivisceral reflex phenomenon of the heart: contraction of the heart muscle when the skin of the precordial region is irritated. Most pronounced in children and in adults with poorly developed muscles and fatty upholster.


  • A. Abrams:
    The clinical value of the heart reflex.
    Medical Record, New York, 1901, 59: 10-12.

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