Apr 6, 2014
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When a sharp body is drawn along the sole of the foot, instead of the toes bending down towards the sole as usual, the great toe is turned upwards and the other toes tend to spread apart. After the age of about two years, the presence of this reflex indicates some severe disturbance in the upper part of the central nervous system. The Babinski reflex may occur transiently during COMA or after an epileptic fit and need not indicate permanent damage.

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