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Definition: 'Paradoxic Patellar Reflex'

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paradoxic patellar reflex

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a tap on the patellar tendon causes contraction of the adductor;
2. sudden passive extension of the leg causes a contraction of the extensor muscles of the leg.

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