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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Physical examination detected right upper extremity weakness; absent right biceps, triceps, and brachioradialis deep tendon reflexes; and a diminished right patellar reflex.
The patellar reflex was tested every half hour in the first two hours after the dose was increased and hourly thereafter.
In the event of magnesium overdosage, as evidenced by absence of patellar reflex or prolongation of PR interval or serum magnesium level >4 mmol/l, the magnesium infusion was temporarily discontinued and diuresis was induced.