Definition of Babinski
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Inborn Reflex, Innate Reflex, Instinctive Reflex, Physiological Reaction, Reflex, Reflex Action, Reflex Response, Unconditioned Reflex
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Literary usage of Babinski
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The babinski reflex was not positive upon either side. No sensory losses could be determined. The pupils were equal and contracted to light. ..."
2. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"ON THE babinski PHENOMENON IN ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS * BY IS WECHSLER, MD Instructor in Neurology, Columbia University Chief of Clinic, Second Neurological ..."
3. The Eye and Nervous System: Their Diagnostic Relations by William Campbell Posey, William Gibson Spiller (1906)
"There is some dispute as to whether a sudden dorsal flexion of the great toe constitutes the babinski reflex or not. As it appears that even this sudden ..."