Jendrassik's maneuver

Jendrassik's maneuver

[yendrä′shiks]
Etymology: Ernst Jendrassik, Hungarian physician, 1858-1921; Fr, manoeuvre, action
(in neurology) a distracting maneuver in which the patient hooks the flexed fingers of the two hands together and forcibly tries to pull them apart, used to overcome the voluntary suppression of reflexes. While this tension is being exerted, the lower extremity reflexes are tested.