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tapping the volar surfaces of the fingers causes flexion of the fingers; analogous to Rossolimo reflex, for the toes.
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Star·ling re·flex(stahr'ling rē'fleks)
Tapping the volar surfaces of the fingers causes flexion of the fingers; analogous to Rossolimo reflex, for the toes.
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Starling,Ernest Henry, English physiologist, 1866-1927.
Frank-Starling curve - Synonym(s): Starling curve
Starling curve - a graph in which cardiac output or stroke volume is plotted against mean atrial or ventricular end-diastolic pressure. Synonym(s): Frank-Starling curve
Starling law of the heart - the energy liberated by the heart when it contracts is a function of the length of its muscle fibers at the end of diastole. Synonym(s): law of the heart
Starling law of the intestine - food causes a band of constriction proximally and relaxation distally, resulting in a peristaltic wave.
Starling reflex - tapping the volar surfaces of the fingers causes flexion.
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