Babinski sign


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Related to Babinski sign: hyperreflexia, ankle clonus, Fasciculations, Upper Motor Neuron Lesion
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Noun1.Babinski sign - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the frontBabinski sign - 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
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She had normal pedal pulses and no Babinski sign, but her knee and ankle reflexes were absent.
There was a positive Babinski sign on the right foot and an indifferent Babinski sign on the left.
Results of a sensory examination were normal, and patient's reflexes were largely intact; Babinski sign was absent.
Historically, clinicians have used tests and measures such as ankle clonus, Babinski sign, hyperreflexia, and the Hoffmann sign to screen for cervical myelopathy.
On neurological examination she had profound bilateral weakness of the lower limbs, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, a positive Babinski sign and a T6 sensory level.
Initial neurological examination showed paraparesis with a power of 0/5 in both lower limbs, presence of the Babinski sign, and loss of pain and sensory perception below the T4 level.
Significant findings on physical examination included chronic hemiatrophy involving his entire left face, as well as a Babinski sign on the right.
On 22 February 1896, he submitted his article Sur le reflexe cutane plantaire dans certaines affections organiques du systeme nerveux central (On the cutaneous plantar reflex in certain organic affections of the central nervous system) to the Society of Biology (1) in which he first described the reflex we now call the Babinski sign.