Babinski sign

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Noun1.Babinski sign - extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the frontBabinski sign - 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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On February 22, 1896, Babinski gave a short presentation to the Societe de Biologie in Paris where he referred to the toe phenomenon and associated it to organical disorders of the Central Nervous System: