hung-up reflex


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hung-up reflex

a deep tendon reflex in which, after a stimulus is given and the reflex action takes place, the limb slowly returns to its neutral position. This prolonged relaxation phase is characteristic of reflexes in persons with hypothyroidism. See also deep tendon reflex.

hung-up reflex

Slowness of the relaxation phase of deep tendon reflexes. It is present in hypothyroidism.
See also: reflex