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Achilles reflex

Pronunciation: a-kil'ez

Definition: a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck.

Synonym(s): ankle jerk, ankle reflex, tendo Achillis reflex, triceps surae reflex

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