Babinski sign: An important neurologic examination based upon what the big toe does when the sole of the foot is stimulated. If the big toe goes up, that may mean trouble. The Babinski sign is obtained by stimulating the external portion (the outside) of the sole. The examiner begins the stimulation back at the heel and goes forward to the base of
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loss or lessening of the Achilles tendon reflex in sciatica: this distinguishes it from hysterical sciatica. a misnomer for Babinski reflex. in hemiplegia, the contraction of the platysma muscle in the healthy side is more vigorous than on the affected side, as seen in opening the mouth, whistling, b...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: bă-bin′skē Definitions: 1. extension of the great toe and abduction of the other toes instead of the normal flexion reflex to plantar stimulation, considered indicative of corticospinal tract involvement ('positive' Babinski); 2. in hemiplegia, weakness of the platysma muscle on the affected side, as is evi
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