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 An action that is performed without conscious thought as a response to a stimulus.

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2  An action that is performed without conscious thought as a response to a stimulus.

3  Checking for possible damage within the nervous system.  3 responses  Hyporeflexia  Hyperreflexia  Normal

4  Hyporeflexia  Absent or decreased movement  Problem peripheral nervous tissue ▪ Trauma, impingement, or entrapment  Hyperreflexia  Increased movement  Lesion in the spine above the level of the reflex  Normal  Normal movement

5  Cervical Nerves  Biceps Tendon  Triceps Tendon  Brachioradialis Tendon  Thoracic Nerves  Abdomen  Lumbar Nerves  Patellar Tendon  Sacral nerves  Achilles’ Tendon

6  The sole of the foot is firmly stroked  Great toe extension  Other toes fan out  Occurs in children 2 years and younger

7  FJUDRA

8  Grasp patient’s elbow with one hand, placing your thumb on the biceps tendon  Cradle patient’s forearm with elbow in slight flexion  Using the smaller end of the reflex hammer tap your thumb  You should feel or see a contraction

9  Position the patient seated with knees off the end of the table  Locate the patellar tendon, just below the patella  Using the larger end of the reflex hammer, tap the tendon  You should see a contraction

10  References  purpose-of-checking-reflexes/


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