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cephalic phase of eating

David A. Bender

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234875
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726682
cephalic phase of eating

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Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system leading to gastric secretion in response to the sight, aroma, and anticipation of food.

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Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink

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