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A small, rubber-headed hammer used in medical examination or diagnosis primarily for percussion of nerves to elicit reflexes. Also called plexor.
Etymology: L, reflectere, to bend back; AS, hamer
a percussion mallet with a rubber head used to tap tendons, nerves, or muscles to elicit reflex reactions.
A hammer used for tapping body parts such as a muscle, tendon, or nerve in order to test nerve function.
See also: hammer