babinski sign definition

  • noun:
    • extension up of this toes whenever sole associated with foot is stroked securely in the external side from the heel towards front; typical in babies in age two years but an indication of mind or back injury in older individuals
    • extension upward of feet once the sole associated with the base is stroked solidly on the external part from the heel into front side; normal in babies under the age of 2 yrs but an indication of brain or back injury in older persons

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