Mendel reflex


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Bekhterev-Mendel reflex

A clinical sign of a pyramidal tract lesion in which there is a reversal of the tarsophalangeal response (normally, percussion of the dorsum of the foot evokes extension of the toes); flexion of the 2nd to 5th toes occurs in pyramidal tract lesions.

Mendel reflex

Dorsal flexion of the second to fifth toes upon percussion of the dorsum of the foot.
See also: Mendel, Kurt