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.

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    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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    achillodynia achillodynia a·chil·lo·dyn·i·a (ə-kĭl’ō-dĭn’ē-ə) n. pain due to achillobursitis.

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    achillorrhaphy achillorrhaphy ach·il·lor·rha·phy (āk’ĭl-ôr’ə-fē) n. suture of the achilles tendon.

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