Bekhterev-Jacobsohn reflex

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A finger flexion reflex which corresponds to the Bekhterev-Mendel foot reflex.

Description

A finger flexion reflex which corresponds to the Bekhterev-Mendel foot reflex. A stroke in the area of the distal end of radius (Jacobsohn) on the extensor side of the lower arm with the lower arm slight supinated, and in the wrist area causes abduction of the hand and finger flexion of the outer joints.

Bibliography

  • V. M. von Bekhterev:
    Über den Carpo-Phalangealreflex.
    Obozr psikhiat nevrol, 1902, 7: 487. Über den Carpometacarpalreflex.
    Neurologisches Zentralblatt, Leipzig, 1903, 22: 1965. Über Reflexe distaler Abschnitte der oberen Extremitäten und über ihre diagnostische Bedeutung.
    Neurologisches Zentralblatt, Leipzig, 1905, 24: 392-395.
  • L. Jacobsohn:
    Über den Fingerbeugereflex.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1908, 34: 1971-1973.

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