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plantar reflex

[′plan·tər ′rē‚fleks]
(physiology)
Flexion of the toes in response to stroking of the outer surface of the sole, from heel to little toe.
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This study found that selected combinations of clinical findings that consisted of (1) gait deviation, (2) positive Hoffmann sign, (3) inverted supinator sign, (4) positive Babinski sign, and (5) patients older than 45 years were effective in ruling out and ruling in cervical spine myelopathy.
There, Babinski was presented correctly as a representative of medical science whose aim was erasing hysteria by replacing it with a pithiatism that was curable by persuasive suggestion.
Babinski, each of the presenters and some of their coinvestigators disclosed financial associations with Biogen Idec and other pharmaceutical companies.
Aleksander Babinski, an engineer married in Poland to Henryeta Weren, took voluntary exile in 1848; the couple settled in Paris and had two sons: the elder, Henri, was born in 1855 and Joseph Francois Felix was born on the 17 November 1857, at 5 o'clock in the morning in Paris' XIth district.
Such groups can interact via threaded email forums (for example, DeWert, Babinski & Jones, 2003; Gareis & Nussbaum-Beach, 2007), or through websites that provide general communication and specific mentoring, offer resources and links, and incorporate blogs and chat-room facilities (for example, Herrington et al.
The only abnormalities found on physical examination of the adults were a positive Babinski sign and absent rotular reflexes in 3 of the 23 siblings' mothers.
By means of magnets, Babinski said, he had caused one hemi-anaesthetic patient, A, to take up the half sensibility of another hemi-anaesthetic patient, B, making A fully sensible and B fully anaesthetic.
Babinski defined hysteria as a disease with a psychological etiology, with no clear physiologic or morphologic evidence, and characterized hysteric patients as hyper suggestible and easy to hypnotize.
There's a resurgence in demand for the handmade and unique," said Sara Babinski, principal designer for Armstrong, "including hand-sculpted hardwood floors.
Cirque du Soleil: 20 Years Under the Sun By Tony Babinski.
Much has been written about low retention rates in longitudinal studies of children (Bender, Ilke, DuHamel, & Tinkelman, 1997; Hartsough, Babinski, & Lambert, 1996).
Friedreich ataxia (FA) is an autosomal recessive spinocerebellar syndrome with onset before age 25, characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, areflexia, sensory loss in lower limbs, pyramidal weakness, and Babinski signs (1).