Achilles tendon reflex

Achilles tendon reflex

English-Korean animal medical dictionary. 2013.

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  • Achilles tendon reflex time — assessment of the duration of the triceps surae reflex (Achilles tendon reflex); the phase from the initial tap to half relaxation is prolonged in hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, hypothermia, propranolol therapy, local edema, and a few other… …   Medical dictionary

  • Achilles tendon — Infobox Anatomy Name = Achilles tendon Latin = tendo calcaneus, tendo Achillis GraySubject = 129 GrayPage = 483 Caption = Posterior view of the foot and leg, showing the Achilles tendon ( tendo calcaneus ). The gastrocnemius muscle is cut to… …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles reflex — Achil·les reflex ə kil ēz n ANKLE JERK * * * Achilles tendon reflex triceps surae r …   Medical dictionary

  • Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reflex arc — A reflex arc is a neural pathway that controls an action reflex. In higher animals, most sensory neurons do not pass directly into the brain, but synapse in the spinal cord. This characteristic allows reflex actions to occur relatively quickly by …   Wikipedia

  • Achilles bursa jerk (reflex) tendon — Achil·les bur·sa, jerk (reflex), tendon (ə kilґēz) [Gr. Achilleus Greek hero, whose mother held him by the heel to dip him in the Styx] see bursa tendinis calcanei, triceps surae jerk, under jerk, and tendo calcaneus …   Medical dictionary

  • Achilles — Mythical Greek warrior, vulnerable only in the heel. See A. bursa, A. reflex, A. tendon …   Medical dictionary

  • Stretch reflex — The stretch reflex (myotatic reflex) is a muscle contraction in response to stretching within the muscle. It is a monosynaptic reflex which provides automatic regulation of skeletal muscle length. When a muscle lengthens, the muscle spindle is… …   Wikipedia

  • triceps surae reflex — plantar flexion of the foot caused by a twitchlike contraction of the triceps surae muscle, elicited by a tap on the Achilles tendon preferably while the patient kneels on a bed or chair, the feet hanging free over the edge; called also Achilles… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankle jerk reflex — The ankle jerk reflex, also known as the Achilles reflex, occurs when the Achilles tendon is tapped while the foot is dorsi flexed. A positive result would be the jerking of the foot towards its plantar surface. The Achilles reflex checks if the… …   Wikipedia

  • H-reflex — The H reflex is a reflectory reaction of muscles after electrical stimulation of sensory fibers (Ia afferents stemming from muscle spindles) in their innervating nerves (for example, those located behind the knee). The H reflex test is performed… …   Wikipedia