basal joint reflex

n.

A reflex of the thumb in which the metacarpophalangeal joint flexes and the interphalangeal joint extends in response to firm passive flexion of the third, fourth, or fifth finger.finger-thumb reflex Mayer's reflex

Nearby words

  1. bion,
  2. biondi,
  3. bionecrosis,
  4. bionic,
  5. bionics,
  6. bionomist,
  7. bionomy,
  8. bioorganic,
  9. biopesticide,
  10. biopharmaceutical


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