patellar reflex


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Synonyms for patellar reflex

a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon

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However, he elected not to pursue further investigation of the patellar reflex response (Irwin, 1943).
On physical examination she was crying and found to have decreased sensation to pinprick throughout the anterior-medial aspect of the left leg in the femoral nerve distribution and diminished patellar reflex on the left leg.
The patellar reflex was tested every half hour in the first two hours after the dose was increased and hourly thereafter.