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Babinski's reflex

[buh-bin-skeez] /bəˈbɪn skiz/
noun
1.
a reflex extension of the great toe with flexion of the other toes, evoked by stroking the sole of the foot: normal in infants but otherwise denoting central nervous system damage.
Also, Babinski reflex.
Compare plantar reflex.
Origin
named after J. F. F. Babinski (died 1932), French neurologist
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Babinski effect

/bəˈbɪnskɪ/
noun
1.
(physiol) the reflex curling upwards of the toes (instead of inwards) when the sole of the foot is stroked, normal in infants below the age of two but a pathological condition in adults
Word Origin
after Joseph Babinski (1857–1932), French neuropathologist
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babinski reflex in Medicine

Babinski's reflex Ba·bin·ski's reflex (bə-bĭn'skēz)
n.
An extension of the great toe, sometimes with fanning of the other toes, in response to stroking of the sole of the foot. It is a normal reflex in infants, but is associated with a disturbance of the pyramidal tract in children and adults. Also called Babinski's sign, toe reflex.

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