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Medical Term:

Dejerine hand phenomenon

Pronunciation: de-zhe-ren'

Definition: clonic contractions of the flexors of the hand (wrist) on tapping the dorsum of the hand or the volar side of the forearm near the wrist; occurs in normal people but is exaggerated in pyramidal tract lesions.

Synonym(s): Dejerine reflex

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