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Knee reflex

Knee reflex --> patellar reflex

a sudden contraction of the anterior muscles of the thigh, caused by a smart tap on the patellar tendon while the leg hangs loosely at a right angle with the thigh.

Synonym: knee jerk, knee phenomenon, knee reflex, knee-jerk reflex, patellar tendon reflex, quadriceps reflex.


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I understand that in a knee jerk reflex that the nerve impulse passes by a "relay neurone" from a sensory neurone to a motor neurone ...

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by Revenged
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Reflexes
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Anatomy/Physiology Presentation Ideas??

I'm narrowed down between the Detailed Outline of the Knee-Jerk Reflex and Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:48 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
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