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The Babinski reflex


The Babinski reflex belongs to the so-called primitive reflexes of Easter. Its essence is that when the sole is touched, the baby's toes and toes move up and the big toe rolls out.

The Babinski reflex

This phenomenon may be quite normal in a baby, but may indicate an abnormality in an adult. infantile reflexes unconscious, uncontrolled response to stimuli from the world. These little ones are completely natural and can be traced back to the underdeveloped central nervous system, the "irretrievability" of the brain. Occasionally, these reflexes can be discarded in adults, but they may be the result of some form of nervous system disease, dementia or stroke. These reflexes include the Babinski reflex. This means that when the baby's foot is blunted by a blunt object, the toes react with dislocation and upward movement of the toe. The big toe is slowly up and slightly twisted. This relfex disappears between 12-24 months, and gives way to the adult plantar reflex that works just the opposite. That is, when a blunt object is carried on the sole, our toes are curved inwards, above the sole.If the Babinski reflex occurs in adults, it definitely indicates a change in course., such as nervous system damage, brain or spinal cord problems. This requires more complex examinations, such as analysis of MRI images.
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