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14,15) With this test, the integrity of laryngopharyngeal sensitivity is determined by identifying the threshold at which the laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) is triggered in response to air-pulse stimuli.
This reflex are is known as the laryngeal adductor reflex.
Airway protection is tested by delivering air-pulse stimuli through a port in the flexible endoscope in order to elicit the laryngeal adductor reflex, a superior laryngeal nerve-mediated airway-protective reflex.