patellar reflex

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Noun1.patellar reflex - a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
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There will be no knee-jerk reaction and no announcement over the weekend.
The debate will rage on, but only one thing is certain, this is a time for cool heads and not knee-jerk reactions.
This is a typical knee-jerk reaction from the business.
It seems to me that the decision was a knee-jerk reaction to media reporting of the challenge games rather than a holistic approach to the players' general welfare," he says.
My feeling is unless they've somebody lined up better than Brian, I think their decision has been made in haste," said Lawrenson"My real worry is they've no-one lined up and this smacks of a knee-jerk reaction.
And we need to sit down with legislators and work toward a solution instead of some sort of knee-jerk reaction,'' said David Levinsohn, president and chief executive officer of Sherman Oaks Hospital.
He said: ``It's very disappointing but I'm not going to make a knee-jerk reaction.
SACKING mangers is often a knee-jerk reaction to supporter criticism, and the annual sacrificial sacking is now high on all chairman's agendas.
Manager Dermot Keely is also ready to listen to offers for Mark Dempsey but denies it is a knee-jerk reaction to a disappointing start to the season.
There has been the predictable knee-jerk reaction from civil rights libertarians to proposals for compulsory ID cards.
The debate has actually made people think about it rather than just have a knee-jerk reaction, and thinking seems to have led to logical conclusions for most of them.
FOOTBALL: Sir Alex Ferguson has pledged Manchester United's stunning 1-0 Carling Cup defeat at Southend will not trigger any knee-jerk reaction from inside the Red Devils camp.