Definition: 'Hering-Breuer Reflex'
Hering-Breuer reflexType: Term
Pronunciation: hēr′ing broy′er
1. the effects of afferent impulses from the pulmonary vagi in the control of respiration; inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration with expiration then ensuing, whereas deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.
The definition information for Hering-Breuer reflex is provided by Stedman's. You can search our medical dictionary here.
Stedman's, part of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, provides a comprehensive line of health-science publications for healthcare professionals and medical students.