Babkin reflex


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Babkin reflex

 [bab´kin]
pressure by the examiner's thumbs on the palms of both hands of the infant results in opening of the infant's mouth; it is elicited in many newborn infants, normal and abnormal, except when lethargic or comatose.

Babkin,

Boris Petrovich, Russian neurologist, 1877-1950.
Babkin reflex - congenital reflex of the newborn.