Abdominal reflexes

abdominal reflexes

abdominal reflexes pl.n.
contractions of the muscles of the abdominal wall upon stimulation of the skin or upon the tapping of neighboring bony structures.
historical examples

the superficial reflexes disappear early on both sides; the abdominal reflexes being lost sooner than the knee-jerks.
manual of surgery volume second: extremities–head–neck. sixth edition. alexander miles

no foot clonus, no babinski; abdominal reflexes present, cremasteric not elicited; catalepsy not always present.
studies in forensic psychiatry bernard glueck

the abdominal reflexes, both upper and lower, were sluggish.
arteriosclerosis and hypertension: louis marshall warfield

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