mandibular reflex


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jaw re·flex

a spasmodic contraction of the temporal muscles following a downward tap on the loosely hanging mandible.

mandibular reflex

Clonic movement resulting from percussing or stroking the lower jaw.
See also: reflex

jaw re·flex

(jaw rē'fleks)
Spasmodic contraction of temporal muscles following a downward tap on loosely hanging mandible.
Synonym(s): mandibular reflex, masseter reflex.