Babinski’s sign



babinski’s sign

Babinski’s sign n.

See Babinski’s reflex.

Weakness of the platysma muscle on the affected side in hemiplegia, evident in such actions as blowing or opening the mouth.

A sign of hemiplegia in which the thigh on the paralyzed side flexes and the heel is raised when a person attempts to sit up while lying supine with legs extended and arms crossed upon the chest.

A sign of hemiplegia in which the forearm on the affected side, when placed in a position of supination, turns into the pronated position.

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