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Galant's reflex

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A deep abdominal reflex in newborn. There is a contraction of the abdominal muscles on tapping the anterior superior iliac spine or touching the skin along spine from shoulder to hip. In infancy it is physiologically present until about the sixth month. At higher ages it is always pathological.


  • S. Galant
    Der Rückgratreflex : ein neuer Reflex im Säuglingsalter mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der anderen Reflexvorgänge bei den Säuglingen.
    Doctoral dissertation, Basel : Basler, 1917.

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