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FINGER-THUMB REFLEX

Opposition and adduction of the thumb with flexion at its metacarpophalangeal joint and extension at its interphalangeal joint, when company passive flexion of the third, fourth, or fifth finger is made; the reflex is gift normally but is absent in pyramidal lesions. Synonym: finger-thumb reflex, Mayer's reflex.
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