Moro reflex

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Noun1.Moro reflex - a normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs
startle, jump, start - a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"

Mo·ro re·flex

n. reflejo de Moro, movimiento de sorpresa del neonato de reflejo instantáneo al estrechar las manos y brazos.
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On the sixth hour of her life, she had limited mobility in her right arm and lack of moro reflex In the right side, which suggested brachial plexus injury.
At that time, a physical and neurological examination was notable for an altered level of consciousness, irregular breathing, hypertonia, central rigidity, and exaggerated Moro reflex, as well as jaundiced skin.
During follow-up, irritability, exaggerated moro reflex, jitteriness, and sinus tachycardia were the only pathological findings.