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1

deglutition involves what steps?

1. complex reflex
2. bolus of food

2

receptors that signal the medulla which coordinates the following sequence of events is known as?

complex reflex

3

initiated by pressure receptors in the pharyngeal walls is known as?

complex reflex

4

explain bolus of food

you got to start with a bolus of foods; the chewing and the masticating is preparing the bolus of food to be swallowed.