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Medical Term:

Rossolimo reflex

Pronunciation: ros-o-le'mo


flicking the tops of the toes from the plantar surface causes flexion of the toes; a stretch reflex of the flexors of the toes seen in lesions of the pyramidal tracts.

Synonym(s): plantar muscle reflex, Rossolimo sign

See Also: Starling reflex

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