plantar grasp


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plantar grasp

A type of prehension involving the toes, which curl forward in response to pressure from the examiner's finger across their base. This normal newborn reflex usually disappears by age 8 to 9 months. The reflex reappears in adults with frontal lobe diseases or dementia.
See also: grasp