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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We're all born with the primitive palmar grasp reflex. It appears as early as 16 weeks in the womb and lasts until five or six months of age.
Their paper explores a human-inspired grasp reflex controller for prosthetic hands to prevent slip of objects when they are rotated.
Her grasp reflex was present in all four extremities and her sucking reflex was weak.
The palmar grasp reflex is elicited by toughing the ulnar aspect of the palm, and all fingers should close tightly.
The crawling, stepping, Moro's, rooting, startle, sucking, and palmar grasp reflex noted.