2. Verb. (third-person singular of jerk) ¹
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Definition of Jerks
1. jerk [v] - See also: jerk
Medical Definition of Jerks
1. Chorea or any form of tic. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Jerks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"Both knee- jerks were readily elicited immediately after the operation, if anything, more markedly than before. These observations were made for twelve days ..."
2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1900)
"So important is the information to be derived from the state of the tendon jerks in the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system that the clinical ..."
3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1902)
"the knee-jerks gradually increased in association with considerable rigidity and ... Both knee- jerks were readily elicited immediately after the operation, ..."
4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1904)
"RT WILLIAMSON, MD Lond., FRCP, of Manchester, has recently examined the tendo-Achillis jerks in fifty cases of diabetes mellitus, and has found both absent ..."
5. The Law of Personal Injuries on Railroads by Edward Joseph White (1909)
"Unusual jerks or jars in starting or stopping passenger trains. 665. ... Same — Injury to feeble passenger by jerks or jolts. 667. ..."
6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
"The fact that blows of the same force evoked knee- jerks of very variable extent was, as has been said, an entire surprise to us. ..."
7. Clinical Journal (1902)
"cord, and thus lead to exaggeration of the knee- jerks, ankle-clonus, and the extensor response. In the case of the arm-jerks, however, this girl presents ..."