- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Galant's biceps reflex

Related people

Little used term for the biceps reflex.

Description

Little used term for the biceps reflex. Galant elicited the biceps reflex by pressure on the middle of the muscle. It is a variant of Bekhterev’s acromial reflex. See under Vladimir Mikhaylovich Bekhterev, Russian neurologist and psychiatrist, 1857-1927.

Bibliography

  • J. S. Galant:
    Ein neuer Bicepsreflex.
    Monatsschrift für Kinderheilkunde, Berlin, 1926, 33: 110-112.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.