A condition characterized by diffuse pain, swelling and limitation of movement that follows an injury such as a fracture in an arm or leg. The symptoms are way out of proportion to the injury and may linger long after the injury has healed. Suspicion of the condition is critical as the condition is best diagnosed and treated early.
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS)
RSDS is a condition that features a group of typical symptoms, including pain (often “burning” type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin.
- Reflex, Babinski
A reflex used to determine adequacy of the higher (central) nervous system. The Babinski reflex is obtained by stimulating the outside of the sole of the foot, causing extension of the big toe while fanning the other toes. The examiner begins the stimulation at the heel and goes forward to the base of the toes. […]
- Reflex, let down
An involuntary reflex when a women is breastfeeding which causes the milk to flow freely.
- Reflex, photic sneeze
50 chance of passing the Achoo gene to each of their children who will have the disorder.
- Reflex, pressor
A pressor reflex is a neurological (nerve) reflex that constricts arterioles (small blood vessels) and thereby increases the blood pressure. “Pressor” refers to raising the blood pressure. The word comes from the French “presser” meaning “to exert pressure” or “to squeeze.”