TITLE

Schäffer's reflex

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1951
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Schäffer's reflex" is presented. It refers to dorsiflexion of the toes and flexion of the foot resulting when the middle portion of the Achilles tendon is pinched.
ACCESSION #
21244923

 

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