femoral reflex


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fem·o·ral re·flex

scratching the skin of the upper part of the front of the thigh causes extension of the knee and flexion of the foot.

femoral reflex

Etymology: L, femur, thigh, reflectere, to bend back
an extension of the knee and a plantar flexion of the toes of the foot that occurs when the skin on the upper anterior third of the thigh is stimulated.

fem·o·ral re·flex

(femŏr-ăl rēfleks)
Scratching the skin of the upper part of the front of the thigh causes extension of the knee and flexion of the foot.

femoral reflex

Extension of the knee and flexion of the foot resulting from irritation of the skin over the upper anterior third of the thigh.
See also: reflex