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Babinski reflex

Syllabification: Ba·bin·ski re·flex
Pronunciation: /bəˈbinskē ˌrēfleks/

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Definition of Babinski reflex in English:


A reflex action in which the big toe remains extended or extends itself when the sole of the foot is stimulated, abnormal except in young infants.


named for Joseph François Felix Babinski (1857–1932), French neurologist.

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