plantar flexion of the foot and toes elicited by tapping the sole near its outer edge; has the same significance as the Rossolimo toe flexion reflex.
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Guillain,Georges, French neurologist, 1876-1961.
Guillain-Barré reflex - plantar flexion of the foot and toes elicited by tapping the sole near its outer edge. Synonym(s): aponeurotic reflex
Guillain-Barré syndrome - a syndrome marked by paresthesia of the limbs, muscular weakness or a flaccid paralysis, and increased protein in the cerebrospinal fluid without increase in cell count. Synonym(s): acute idiopathic polyneuritis
Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome - Synonym(s): Landry syndrome
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