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Psychogenic gag reflex can be induced without direct contact and the sight, sound, smell and even thought of dental treatment can be sufficient to induce the gag reflex in some individuals.
Infants are predisposed to gag reflex due to the functional immaturity of the digestive tract.
This year Gag Reflex landed five fish that would have placed, but tournament rules allow for only one win per boat.
Patient characteristics that allow for tonsil cryptolysis include: adult patient, minimal gag reflex, and easy visualization of the tonsil with the mouth open.
Chips Dental provides the residents of Richland, Hampton, Butler, Cranberry Township, Wexford, Sewickley, North Hills, McCandless, Ross, West Deer, Middlesex, Mars, Valencia, Allison Park, Shaler, Pine, Glenshaw, and the surrounding areas with excellent dental care including general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry for patients who are apprehensive about visiting a dentist, have a low pain tolerance, a strong gag reflex or are having major dental work done.
The gag reflex protects the pharynx, larynx and trachea against foreign materials.
Coma patients who require ventilators to breathe can be declared dead long before their hearts stop beating on the basis of simple, low-tech exams--a Q-tip touched to the surface of the eye, a splash of ice water in the ears, a gag reflex test.
Packaged in single-dose tubes, a small amount of pre-measured, tasteless clear liquid is absorbed sublingually without numbing the gums or causing a gag reflex.
That's a nice gesture," you say, as the first sip triggers a gag reflex and a coughing fit.
The single-use doses are easy to administer and worry free, Durkin says, and there is no risk of over-medicating or numbing a baby's gag reflex.
The sublime MASH, the zippy Scrubs and the brilliantly surreal Green Wing have all brought something different to the operating table, but Getting On (BBC Four, 10pm) is often like a spoonful of bitter medicine: you know it's doing you some good but occasionally it creates the wrong sort of gag reflex.
Active gag reflex upsets the patient, compromises quality of treatment and frustrates the dentist.