Definition of Babinski reflex

1. Noun. Extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons.

Definition of Babinski reflex

1. Noun. (medicine) An abnormal plantar reflex in which the hallux moves upwards, indicative of motor neuron damage. ¹

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Medical Definition of Babinski reflex

1. Extension of the great toe and abduction of the other toes instead of the normal flexion reflex to plantar stimulation, considered indicative of pyramidal tract involvement ("positive" Babinski). Synonym: Babinski reflex, Babinski's phenomenon, great-toe reflex, paradoxical extensor reflex, toe phenomenon. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babinski Reflex

Babesia caballi
Babesia canis
Babesia divergens
Babesia equi
Babesia felis
Babesia gibsoni
Babesia microti
Babesia motasi
Babesia ovis
Babesia trautmanni
Babinski's phenomenon
Babinski's sign
Babinski's syndrome
Babinski reflex
Babinski sign
Baby Bell
Baby Bells
Baby Doc

Literary usage of Babinski reflex

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 (1906)
"The babinski reflex was not positive upon either side. No sensory losses could be determined. The pupils were equal and contracted to light. ..."

2. 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 (1914)
"Whether he did not find in these cases a babinski reflex lasting twenty-four to seventy-two hours. Dr. TH Weisenburg said that the remarks of Dr. McCarthy ..."

3. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"The observations of the author show that the babinski reflex may be elicited in the norm ... Schneider's explanation of the babinski reflex is as follows; ..."

4. Review of Neurology and Psychiatry (1904)
"The babinski reflex is a more constant and more reliable phenomenon in hemiplegia than is ankle-clonus. Thus in 43 cases of hemiplegia, the extensor plantar ..."

5. The Eye and Nervous System: Their Diagnostic Relations by William Campbell Posey, William Gibson Spiller (1906)
"There is some dispute as to whether a sudden dorsal flexion of the great toe constitutes the babinski reflex or not. As it appears that even this sudden ..."

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