patellar reflex

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Noun1.patellar reflex - a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
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Right patellar reflex and bilateral Achilles reflexes were absent, and plantar reflexes were bilaterally flexor.
Patellar reflex, also called knee-jerk reflex, is a sudden kicking movement of the lower leg in response to a sharp tap on the patellar tendon, which lies just below the kneecap.
Lombard's work designed to investigate, in a general way, the particulars of the patellar reflex and not intended to study conditioned reflexes, the extent of which was not known at that time.
During her neurological examination, her speech was slow and dysarthric, cooperation was barely established, proximal muscle strength of the lower extremities was scored 3/5, distal muscle strength was scored 4, deep tendon reflexes in the upper extremities were scored 3, patellar reflex was scored 3, and the Achilles reflex was scored 4.
Physical examination detected right upper extremity weakness; absent right biceps, triceps, and brachioradialis deep tendon reflexes; and a diminished right patellar reflex. Muscle strength was more severely affected in the proximal than in the distal right upper extremity.