grasping reflex


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grasp·ing re·flex

an involuntary flexion of the fingers to tactile or tendon stimulation on the palm of the hand, producing an uncontrollable grasp; usually associated with frontal lobe lesions. Compare: darwinian reflex.

grasp·ing re·flex

(grasping rēfleks)
An involuntary flexion of the fingers to tactile or tendon stimulation on the palm of the hand, producing an uncontrollable grasp; physiologic in the newborn, otherwise usually associated with frontal lobe lesions.
Compare: darwinian reflex