- An increase of force or strength; denoting specifically the increased sharpness of the patellar reflex when the patient at the same time closes a fist tightly or pulls against flexed fingers or contracts some other set of muscles.
- In dentistry, a structural addition or inclusion used to give additional strength in function; bars in plastic denture base.
- In conditioning, the totality of the process in which the conditioned stimulus is followed by presentation of the unconditioned stimulus, which itself elicits the response to be conditioned.
See Also: Jendrassik maneuver
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