Chaddock reflex

(chad′ŏk )

[Charles G. Chaddock, U.S. neurologist, 1861-1936]

1. Extension of the great toe when the outer edge of the dorsum of the foot is stroked. It is present in disease of the corticospinal tract.
2. Flexion of the wrist and fanning of the fingers when the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle is pressed.

Chaddock reflex is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.