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Bechterew-Mendel reflex

Pronunciation: bek-ter'yev men'del

Definition: plantar flexion of the toes caused by percussion of the dorsum of the foot; present in a pyramidal lesion.

Synonym(s): dorsum pedis reflex, Mendel-Bechterew reflex

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