Babinski effect


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Babinski effect

(bəˈbɪnskɪ) or

Babinski reflex

n
(Physiology) physiol the reflex curling upwards of the toes (instead of inwards) when the sole of the foot is stroked, normal in infants below the age of two but a pathological condition in adults
[after Joseph Babinski (1857–1932), French neuropathologist]