Bainbridge reflex(redirected from Francis A Bainbridge)
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Bainbridge reflex[′bān‚brij ′rē‚fləks]
A poorly understood reflex acceleration of the heart rate due to rise of pressure in the right atrium and vena cavae, possibly mediated through afferent vagal fibers.
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