Achilles reflex

or Achilles' reflex


noun


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achilles reflex in Medicine

Achilles reflex

n.

A reflex bending of the foot resulting from contraction of the calf muscles when the Achilles tendon is sharply struck.Achilles jerk Achilles tendon reflex ankle reflex triceps surae reflex
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