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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In the conclusion of his research on the patellar reflex, Twitmyer acknowledged that, since his experiments were not designed to study psychical stimulation of the reflex response, he considered these experiments to be preliminary and in need of further investigation.
Hind limb reflexes like patellar reflex were absent in 33.3% of the cases, depressed in 41.6% of the cases, normal in 19.4% of cases and hyperactive in 5.5% of cases for left hind limb.
Which part of the body is tested for the patellar reflex? 4.
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.
Pain and left ilioinguinal tumefaction persisted with deficiency in mobility and signs such as hypoesthesia, a reduction of the left patellar reflex, and absence of knee extension indicating that the left femoral nerve was compromised.