Mendel-Bechterew reflex

Filip van den Bergh F.S.vandenBergh at
Thu Jun 21 08:32:11 EST 2001

Percussion of the back of the foot caused by flexion en spreading of the
second to fifth toe as a result of organic pyramidal disorders. [Which is,
admittedly, a somewhat bad translation]

Is this reflex an impaired Babinsky reflex?


MEShinder <meshinder at> wrote in message
news:20010619110202.19834.00000006 at
> My understanding is that the reflex is used as a diagnosis of brain
damage, and
> is characterized by a complex patterned sequence of toe movements that
> simultaneous flexion (fanning) of the toes to noxious stimulation of the
> extremities.

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