Gastrocolic Reflex

Gastrocolic reflex is one among the different physiological responses which is responsible for having the urge to have a bowel movement. This is primarily a need in making room for digesting what was eaten. Gastrocolic reflex is often triggered by the sense of being full after eating. Other triggers include large meals, fatty food, large amounts of cold liquid, and coffee (or other highly caffeinated beverage).

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