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BABINSKI SIGN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Babinski sign mean? 

BABINSKI SIGN (noun)
  The noun BABINSKI SIGN has 1 sense:

1. extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons

  Familiarity information: BABINSKI SIGN used as a noun is very rare.


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BABINSKI SIGN (noun)


Sense 1Babinski sign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Babinski; Babinski reflex; Babinski sign

Hypernyms ("Babinski sign" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)


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