Throckmorton's reflex

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Throckmorton's reflex is a clinical sign in which pressure over the dorsal side of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe elicits a plantar reflex. It is found in patients with pyramidal tract lesions, and is one of a number of Babinski-like responses.[1]

The sign is named after Tom Bentley Throckmorton.[2]


  1. ^ Kumar SP, Ramasubramanian D (December 2000). "The Babinski sign--a reappraisal". Neurol India. 48 (4): 314–8. PMID 11146592. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ T.B. Throckmorton. A new method for eliciting the extensor toe reflex. Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1911, 56: 1311.

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Throckmorton's reflex at Who Named It?