KNEE-JERK REFLEX

A test of integrity of the nervous system also called patellar reflex and also pendular knee jerk, it is a variant of the stretch reflex in which stretching or tapping the tendon causes an upward jerk

KNEE-JERK REFLEX: "Knee Jerk Reflex is used in neurological examinations as a test."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "KNEE-JERK REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/knee-jerk-reflex/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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