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Related to Landau reflex: Babinski reflex, parachute reflex, neck righting reflex, Asymmetric tonic neck reflex, Tonic Neck Reflex, Primitive reflexes
a normal response of infants when held in a horizontal prone position to maintain a convex arc with the head raised and the legs slightly flexed. The reflex is displayed at about 3 months of age. It is poor in those with floppy infant syndrome and exaggerated in hypertonic and opisthotonic infants.
Lan·dau re·flex(lan'dow rē'fleks)
Seen in infants aged 3 months-2 years. An extensor response of the neck, spine, and limbs, elicited by lifting the thorax of the prone subject. Extensor muscle tone ceases when the head is flexed passively.
Landau reflex(lan′dō, ′dow)
[A. Landau, Ger pediatrician]
An infantile reflex in which the body flexes when the head is passively flexed forward in a prone position. It appears normally at 3 months and is absent in children with cerebral palsy and gross motor retardation.
Landau,A., German pediatrician.
Landau reflex - test for hypertonia or hypotonia in infants. Synonym(s): Landau response
Landau response - Synonym(s): Landau reflex