Throckmorton reflex


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Throckmorton reflex

(throk′mort″ŏn)
[Thomas Bentley Throckmorton, U.S. neurologist, 1885–1961]
The extension of the great toe and flexion of the other toes when the dorsum of the foot is percussed in the metatarsophalangeal region.

Throckmorton,

Thomas Bentley, U.S. neurologist, 1885-1961.
Throckmorton reflex - causes extension of the great toe and flexion of the other toes by stroking the dorsum of the foot.
Throckmorton sign - corticospinal tract response characterized by dorsiflexion of toes.