flexor reflex


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flex·or re·flex

flexion of ankle, knee, and hip when the foot is painfully stimulated; the crossed extension reflex occurs in association with it.

flex·or re·flex

(fleks'ŏr rē'fleks)
Flexion of ankle, knee, and hip when the foot is painfully stimulated; the crossed extension reflex occurs in association with it.

flexor

any muscle that flexes a joint. See Table 13.

flexor reflex
a spinal reflex in which a painful (pressure) stimulus applied to a toe, coronary band or heel bulb, results in a flexion, or withdrawal, of the leg. A test of the integrity of the reflex arc and sensory pathways. Called also withdrawal reflex.
flexor retinaculum
any bracelet-like band of fibrous tissue on the flexor surface of a joint, e.g. transverse palmar carpal ligament.
flexor spasm
flexor tendon
tendons of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles, situated behind the metacarpal or metatarsal bones.