stroking the abdomen or thigh causes flexion of the leg and adduction of the foot.
Strümpell sign(1) An older term for the spontaneous dorsiflexion of the foot, which accompanies passive flexion of the thigh on the hip and is an ill-defined indicator of corticospinal tract disease (spinal paralysis).
(2) The inability to make a fist whilst dorsiflexing the wrist.
Strüm·pell re·flex(shtrem'pel rē'fleks)
Stroking the abdomen or thigh causes flexion of the leg and adduction of the foot.
Strümpell,Ernst Adolf von, German physician, 1853-1925.
Fleischer-Strümpell ring - Synonym(s): Kayser-Fleischer ring
Marie-Strümpell disease - Synonym(s): Strümpell-Marie disease
Strümpell disease - arthritis and osteitis deformans involving the spinal column. Synonym(s): acute epidemic leukoencephalitis; spondylitis deformans
Strümpell-Marie disease - arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis, that may progress to bony ankylosis. Synonym(s): ankylosing spondylitis; Marie-Strümpell disease
Strümpell phenomenon - dorsal flexion of the great toe in a paralyzed limb when the limb is drawn up against the body, flexing knee and hip. Synonym(s): tibial phenomenon
Strümpell reflex - stroking the abdomen or thigh causes flexion of the leg and adduction of the foot.
Strümpell-Westphal disease - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
Westphal-Strümpell pseudosclerosis - Synonym(s): Wilson disease