grasp reflex


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grasp reflex

n.
An involuntary bending of the fingers in response to tactile stimulation of the palm, producing an uncontrollable grasp and associated in adults with injury of the frontal lobe of the brain.
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Her grasp reflex was present in all four extremities and her sucking reflex was weak.
We're all born with the primitive palmar grasp reflex.
The crawling, stepping, Moro's, rooting, startle, sucking, and palmar grasp reflex noted.