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grasp reflex

grasp reflex in Medicine

grasp reflex or grasp·ing reflex (grās'pĭng)
An involuntary bending of the fingers in response to tactile or tendon stimulation on the palm, producing an uncontrollable grasp, and associated with frontal lobe brain lesions.

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