Gordon's reflex

Gordon's reflex

Etymology: Alfred Gordon, American neurologist, 1874-1953
1 an abnormal variation of Babinski's reflex, elicited by compressing the calf muscles, characterized by dorsiflexion of the great toe and fanning of the other toes. It is evidence of disease of the pyramidal tract.
2 an abnormal reflex, elicited by compressing the forearm muscles, characterized by flexion of the fingers or of the thumb and index finger. It is seen in diseases of the pyramidal tract. Compare Chaddock reflex, Oppenheim reflex. See also Babinski's reflex.
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Within 10 minutes County were very nearly right back in the mix when Woods' free-kick into the box was glanced goalwards by Irvine but Gordon's reflex stop at close range kept Celtic's cushion plump.
Gordon's reflex action to claw Zat Knight's close-range effort over the bar is being replayed again and again but a glance on Youtube shows it's just the latest of an impressive catalogue of saves.
SHOT OF MATCH Welbeck's precision glancing header for Sunderland's second goal SAVE OF MATCH Gordon's reflex save on the line from a Cahill header just after the half-hour MATCH STATS SAFC EFC Possession 46 54 Shots on 4 7 Shots off 6 3 Corners 4 4 Fouls 6 8 THE TABLE P WDLFAP ts Chelsea .