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dorsal flexion of the great toe produced by firm lateral pressure on the calf muscles.
Synonym(s): paradoxic flexor reflex
[Alfred Gordon, U.S. neurologist, 1874–1953]
The extension of the great toe on sudden pressure on the deep flexor muscles of the calf of the leg. It is present in pyramidal tract disease.See: Babinski reflex
Gordon,Alfred, U.S. neurologist, 1874-1953.
Gordon reflex - dorsal flexion of the great toe produced by firm lateral pressure on the calf muscles. Synonym(s): paradoxical flexor reflex
Gordon sign - a sign of organic hemiplegia. Synonym(s): finger phenomenon
Gordon symptom - the occurrence of an appreciable interval after the production of a reflex before relaxation. Synonym(s): tonic reflex