The patient suffers severely from neuritis, and there may be early loss of patellar reflex.
Salivation is insufficient, the patellar reflex intermittent.
I asked what the patellar reflex was, and the doc had Pete sit and cross his legs, and explained.
patellar reflex n.
A reflex contraction of the quadriceps muscle resulting in a sudden involuntary extension of the leg, produced by a sharp tap to the tendon below the patella. Also called knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, knee reflex, quadriceps reflex.