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scapulohumeral reflex

 

Definition: contraction of muscles of the shoulder girdle and arm caused by tapping the lower part of the unilateral border of the scapula; the muscles that respond vary according to their degree of stretching at the time.

Synonym(s): scapuloperiosteal reflex

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