plantar reflex


noun

a normal reflex flexion of the toes, especially in persons above one year of age, resulting from stroking the sole of the foot.

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Medical definitions for plantar reflex

plantar reflex

n.

Contraction of the toes in response to tactile stimulation of the ball of the foot.
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