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What are pathological reflexes?

Pathologic reflexes (eg, Babinski, Chaddock, Oppenheim, snout, rooting, grasp) are reversions to primitive responses and indicate loss of cortical inhibition. Babinski, Chaddock, and Oppenheim reflexes all evaluate the plantar response. The normal reflex response is flexion of the great toe.

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Keeping this in consideration, what do reflexes indicate?

Human reflexes. The myotatic reflexes (also known as deep tendon reflexes), provide information on the integrity of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Generally, decreased reflexes indicate a peripheral problem, and lively or exaggerated reflexes a central one.

Also, what do deep tendon reflexes tell you? Deep tendon reflex also usually refers to this sense. A deep tendon reflex is often associated with muscle stretching. Tendon reflex tests are used to determine the integrity of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, and they can be used to determine the presence of a neuromuscular disease.

Thereof, what are the types of reflexes?

There are two types of reflex arcs:the autonomic reflex arc, affecting inner organs, and the somatic reflex arc, affecting muscles. When a reflex arc consists of only two neurons, one sensory neuron, and one motor neuron, it is defined as monosynaptic. Monosynaptic refers to the presence of a single chemical synapse.

How are reflexes classified?

Reflexes can be classified according to the type and function of the muscles or organs that move or function because of the reflex. Some reflexes that move skeletal muscles are called: flexor, extensor, locomotor, and statokinetic. An example of a monosynaptic reflex is the patellar (knee jerk) reflex.

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