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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of patellar reflex
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby patellar reflex
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Medical definitions for patellar reflex
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.knee jerk knee-jerk reflex knee reflex quadriceps reflex
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