or Babinski reflex
[ buh-bin-skeez ]
/ bəˈbɪn skiz /
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.
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Origin of Babinski's reflex
named after J. F. F. Babinski (died 1932), French neurologist
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Medicine definitions for babinski's reflex
[ bə-bĭn′skēz ]
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.Babinski's sign toe reflex
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