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Gordon's paradoxical flexor reflex (Alfred Gordon)

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Extension of great toe or all toes produced by firm pressure on deep flexor muscles of calf of leg. It is rather similar to Babinski's reflex.

We thank Zoran Bojanic, Serbia, for information submitted.


  • A. Gordon:
    Réflex paradoxal des fléchisseurs. Revue neurologique, Paris, 1904: 22. A new reflex: paradoxic flexor reflex. Its diagnostic value.
    Amer Med, 1904, 8: 971. A new reflex: paradoxic flexor reflex, its diagnostic value.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Baltimore, Md, 1905, 32: 132. A further contribution to the study of the paradoxic reflex.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Baltimore, Md, 1906,33: 415.

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