Definitions for "Gastrocolic reflex"
Distension of the stomach elicits a reflex increase in peristaltic contractions in the colon; vagal sensory receptors in wall of stomach initiate effect.
increase of muscle movement in the gastrointestinal tract when food enters an empty stomach, which may cause the urge to have a bowel movement right after eating.
Automatic (reflex) wave-like movements of the large intestine (bowel), in response to food entering the stomach and small intestine. This moves material through the bowel.