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Related to percussion hammer: Reflex hammer
A hammer with a rubber head used for tapping surfaces of the body in order to produce sounds for diagnostic purposes.See: plexor
See also: hammer
n a device used in osteopathic medicine. Resembling a small-sized hammer with a soft, malleable tip, the tool is used by a practitioner to strike parts of the body to lessen restrictions in muscles and joints.