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Finger-thumb reflex

Finger-thumb reflex --> basal joint reflex

opposition and adduction of the thumb with flexion at its metacarpophalangeal joint and extension at its interphalangeal joint, when firm passive flexion of the third, fourth, or fifth finger is made; the reflex is present normally but is absent in pyramidal lesions.

Synonym: finger-thumb reflex, mayers reflex.


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Re: Are tissues in the body capable of sensing pain?

... to the light then suddenly exposed to large amount of it, it illicits reflex such as covering it or turning away from it "When a stimulus ... why its there? . Also, when you touch a hot stove you don't burn your finger immediately, because the very high temperature alerts the body "Hey ...

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by volcob
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:09 am
 
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Are tissues in the body capable of sensing pain?

... the case of light. Also, when you touch a hot stove you don't burn your finger immediately, because the very high temperature alerts the body "Hey ... hot and will burn you"(not the best example cause that is a spinal reflex, but still you see my point)

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by MrMistery
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:26 pm
 
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Sonic reflexes

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by ragav.payne
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:26 am
 
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