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Bekhterev's reflex of hand

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One of the hand-flexor phenomena.

Description

One of the hand-flexor phenomena. When the reflex hammer strikes the dorsal side of the distal portion of ulna, the hand extensor contracts in reaction. A sporadically occurring reflex, which is strongly intensified in diseases of the pyramidal tract.

Bibliography

  • V. M. von Bekhterev:
    Über Reflexe distaler Abschnitte der oberen Extremität und über ihre diagnostische Bedeutung.
    Neurologisches Centralblatt, Leipzig, 1905, Nr. 24, pp 392-395.

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