snout reflex


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snout re·flex

pouting or pursing of the lips induced by light tapping of the closed lips in the midline; considered a sign of frontal lobe dysfunction.

snout reflex

(snout)
n.
Pouting or pursing of the lips caused by light tapping of the closed lips near the midline, seen in defective pyramidal innervation of facial musculature.

snout reflex

Etymology: ME, snoute, muzzle
an abnormal sign elicited by tapping the nose, resulting in a marked facial grimace.

snout re·flex

(snowt rē'fleks)
A primitive reflex with pouting or pursing of the lips induced by light tapping of closed lips near the midline; seen in defective pyramidal innervation of facial musculature.

snout re·flex

(snowt rē'fleks)
Pouting or pursing of lips induced by light tapping of closed lips in midline.