Medical Definition of Patellar tendon reflex

1. A sudden contraction of the anterior muscles of the thigh, caused by a smart tap on the patellar tendon while the leg hangs loosely at a right angle with the thigh. Synonym: knee jerk, knee phenomenon, knee reflex, knee-jerk reflex, patellar tendon reflex, quadriceps reflex. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patellar Tendon Reflex

patella femoral pain syndrome
patellae
patellalgia
patellamide
patellar
patellar dislocation
patellar fossa of vitreous
patellar ligament
patellar ligaments
patellar network
patellar reflex
patellar reflexes
patellar retinaculum
patellar surface of femur
patellar tendon
patellar tendon reflex (current term)
patellas
patellate
patellectomy
patelliform
patelline
patello-adductor reflex
patellofemoral
patellometer
patellula
patellulae
paten
patena
patencies
patency

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