Definition of stomatogastric in English:

stomatogastric

Line breaks: sto¦mato|gas¦tric
Pronunciation: /ˌstəʊmətə(ʊ)ˈgastrɪk
 
, ˌstɒmətə(ʊ)-, stəˌmatə(ʊ)-/

adjective

chiefly Zoology
  • Relating to or connected with the mouth and stomach.
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    • Shortterm adjustments of the stomatogastric ganglion motor neurons by neural inputs, peptides, and other neuromodulators are well documented.
    • This review will highlight recent NO research in decapod crustaceans, with an emphasis on the stomatogastric ganglion and NO's role in the specification of rhythmic motor networks.
    • Crustacean motor circuits, including the stomatogastric nervous system, the cardiac ganglion, and the abdominal neurons involved in escape reflexes, have been studied extensively for several decades.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek stoma, stomat- 'mouth' + gastric.

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