reflex hammer

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reflex hammer

n.
A small, rubber-headed hammer used in medical examination or diagnosis primarily for percussion of nerves to elicit reflexes. Also called plexor.
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We used an instrumented tendon hammer with a force sensor mounted at its head to tap the rubber pad.