labyrinthine reflex

Also found in: Encyclopedia.

lab·y·rin·thine re·flex

(lab'i-rin'thēn rē'fleks)
Reflex initiated through stimulation of receptors in the utricle or semicircular canals.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The positioning of CP child in the CP chair provides proprioceptive stimulation that improves normal muscular tone with the child havin g tonic labyrinthine reflex.15 The child positioning in prone lying with neck righting reflex encourages sensory motor system.16 Head control with rotational movement assists the development and improvement of equilibrium reactions.
The extensor tone is increased in the athetoid and spastic CP child with retained tonic labyrinthine reflex.20 This study aimed at inhibiting the extensor tone posture and retained TLR with the help of proper positioning in hammock and the CP chair.
Cerebral palsy(CP) is an irreversible maldevelopment of brain in prenatal, perinatal or postnatal stage, which is demonstrated by prolonged retention of reflexes and abnormal muscular tone.1 Most of the time this motor disability disorder leads to insufficient development of postural reflex mechanism.2 The primitive and retained reflexes cause the abnormal movements, defective visual abilities, learning difficulties and emotional disturbances.3 Brainstem reflexes comprise tonic labyrinthine reflexes (TLRs), asymmetric and symmetric tonic reflexes, and these usually appear throughout the first four months of a child's life.4 These primitive reflexes are modified afterwards in righting reactions of neck and body that contribute toward the skeletal stabilisation.