palmar grasp

pal·mar grasp

(pahl'măr grasp)
A grasp pattern emerging in the 5th-6th month whereby the child places a pronated forearm or hand down on an object and the fingers simultaneously curl around the object, securing it in the midsection of the palm; the thumb is adducted against the radial aspect of the palm and does not assist with the grasp.
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We're all born with the primitive palmar grasp reflex.
The crawling, stepping, Moro's, rooting, startle, sucking, and palmar grasp reflex noted.
The device electrically activates paralyzed muscles by using electrodes that are either implanted within or sutured to the muscles in the hand and the forearm to provide two types of grasping patterns: a palmar grasp and a lateral pinch.
The videotape and can were both maneuvered with palmar grasp.
58) and the Reflex section, which includes Palmar Grasp (0.
Similarly, the low ICC value obtained for Palmar Grasp (0.
At 32 weeks, the palmar grasp should be mostly complete.
This reaction, known as the palmar grasp reflex, is a throwback to hairier times when babies of our predecessors would have clung to their mothers by gripping on to their body fur.

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