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grasping reflex

 

Definition: an involuntary flexion of the fingers to tactile or tendon stimulation on the palm of the hand, producing an uncontrollable grasp; usually associated with frontal lobe lesions.

Synonym(s): forced grasping reflex, grasp reflex

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