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deglutition involves what steps?

1. complex reflex
2. bolus of food


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

complex reflex


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

complex reflex


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.