Bekhterev's reflex of the heel
Toe-flexion reflex closely related to the Rossolimi reflex.
Toe-flexion reflex closely related to the Rossolimi reflex. A stroke with the reflex hammer on the outer margin of the foot sole or the sole of the heel causes a reflectory flexion of all toes.
- V. M. von Bekhterev:
Reflexphänomen bei organischer Paralyse des zentralen Neuron und der neue Flexor-Reflex des Fussrückens.
Obozr psikhiat nevrol, 1911, nr. 16; p 385.
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