Perez reflex

Pe·rez re·flex

(pā'rāth),
running a finger down the spine of an infant held supported in a prone position will normally cause the whole body to become extended.

Perez reflex

[pərez′, per′ez]
Etymology: Bernard Perez, French physician, 1836-1903; L, reflectere, to bend back
the normal response of an infant to cry, flex the limbs, and elevate the head and pelvis when supported in a prone position with a finger pressed along the spine from the sacrum to the neck. Persistence of the reflex beyond the 6 months of age may indicate brain damage.

Perez,

Bernard, French physician, 1836-1903.
Perez reflex - running a finger down the spine of an infant held supported in a prone position will normally cause the whole body to become extended.
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