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ROSSOLIMO REFLEX ( G. I. Rossolimo , owls. the neuropathologist, 1860 — 1928) — the bottom bending of fingers of foot arising in response to short, abrupt blow to a bottom surface of finger-tips.

I. Rossolimo is for the first time described in 1902.

At the research P.p. the leg shall be slightly bent in large joints. All fingers are bent, as a rule, only IV and V fingers are more rare. At a positive reflex bending of fingers sometimes is followed by their cultivation.

In R.'s implementation by the river proprioretseptor of fingers of foot, first of all the receptors located in the field of short sgibatel of fingers from where the impulse through the relevant centers of sacral department of a spinal cord is transferred on motive fibers, the innervating these muscles play a role.

The river of river is observed normal at children of early age, at adults is regarded as patol. the reflex arising at defeat of pyramidal system. The river of river is one of the most constant symptoms of the central paresis or paralysis of the lower extremity (see. Paralyses, paresis ), arises usually on the third week from the beginning of its development. The river of river can be observed and when others patol. reflexes are absent.

See also Reflexes pathological .

Bibliography: Rossolimo G. I. To pathology of spinal reflexes, Zhurn. neuropath, and psikhiat., book 1-2, page 239, 1902; about N e, Paltseva a reflex (a tendon jerk of toes), in the same place, book 4, page 583, 1907; Sepp E. K., Tsu-k of e r M. B. and Schmidt E. V. Nervous diseases, page 73, etc., M., 1954; G about 1 d-f 1 am S. Die diagnostische Bedeutung des Rossolimoschen Reflexes, B., 1930.

E. I. Gusev.