Babinski reflex


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Babinski reflex

[bə′binz·kē ′ri‚fleks]
(medicine)
An abnormal reflex after infancy associated with a disturbance of the pyramidal tract, characterized by extension of the great toe with fanning of the other toes on sharply stroking the lateral aspect of the sole.
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Our second patient's clinical course has been remarkable for an array of acute and chronic neurologic and neuropsychiatric complications, including left-sided facial weakness, fight-sided Babinski reflex, headache, paresthesias, vertigo, syncope, dysmorphopsias, fatigue, insomnia, and depression.
The loss of rectal tone, loss of deep tendon reflexes, and a flaccid Babinski reflex are unusual signs in conversion disorders.
That is why we recommend maintaining the term Babinski sign as described originally and using Babinski reflex for "the great toe sign.