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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Examination for newborn reflexes showed that mororeflex in the right arm and grasping reflex in the right hand were absent.
After six hours, Moro reflex was weak but grasping reflex was normal and Erb's palsy, which wasn't present on initial exami- nation was detected.