Achilles jerk



a downward reflex action of the foot when the Achilles tendon is tapped, caused by contraction of the calf muscles.

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  • Achilles reflex

    . Achilles reflex n. A reflex bending of the foot resulting from contraction of the calf muscles when the Achilles tendon is sharply struck. Also called Achilles jerk, Achilles tendon reflex, ankle reflex, triceps surae reflex.

  • Achilles tendon

    the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone. Contemporary Examples A second doctor suggested it might be possible to extend his Achilles tendon. The Fall and Rise of Skateboarder Danny Renaud Michael Daly August 20, 2013 Historical Examples Achilles tendon, the great tendon of the heel, where Achilles was vulnerable. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia […]



  • Achilles tendon reflex

    achilles tendon reflex Achilles tendon reflex n. See Achilles reflex.

  • Achillobursitis

    achillobursitis achillobursitis a·chil·lo·bur·si·tis (ə-kĭl’ō-bər-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of a bursa beneath the Achilles tendon. Also called retrocalcaneobursitis.



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