Babinski reflex


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Ba·bin·ski reflex

 (bə-bĭn′skē) also Ba·bin·ski's reflex (-skēz)
n.
An extension of the great toe, sometimes with fanning of the other toes, in response to stroking of the sole of the foot. It is a normal reflex in infants, but it is usually associated with a disturbance of the pyramidal tract in children and adults. Also called Babinski sign, Babinski's sign.

[After Joseph François Felix Babinski (1857-1932), French neurologist.]
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Ba•bin′ski re`flex

(bəˈbɪn ski)
n.
a reflex extension of the great toe with flexion of the other toes, evoked by stroking the sole of the foot: normal in infants but otherwise denoting central nervous system damage. Also, Babinski's reflex.
[after J.French.French. Babinski (d. 1932), French neurologist]
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Noun1.Babinski reflex - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the frontBabinski reflex - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
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She had absent patellar and biceps tendon reflexes and an absent Babinski reflex. Gross sensation was intact.
He had a negative Babinski reflex (ie, he had downward facing toes with plantar stimulation), and cranial nerves II to XII were all intact.
In addition, the tendon reflexes were absent below the T3 level; the initial presentation of paraparesis progressing to paraplegia with a muscle power score of 0 for the bilateral lower limbs and 5 for the bilateral upper limbs was observed, and a positive test of bilateral Babinski reflex was taken.