femoral reflex


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fem·o·ral re·flex

scratching the skin of the upper part of the front of the thigh causes extension of the knee and flexion of the foot.
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fem·o·ral re·flex

(femŏr-ăl rēfleks)
Scratching the skin of the upper part of the front of the thigh causes extension of the knee and flexion of the foot.
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femoral reflex

Extension of the knee and flexion of the foot resulting from irritation of the skin over the upper anterior third of the thigh.
See also: reflex
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