Asked in Doctors
What instrument does a doctor use to test knee reflex?
It is a tomahawk-shaped rubber instrument used to test reflexes in order to determine if an individual's nerve reflexes are functioning properly. There is no specialized name for this instrument, though it is commonly referred to as a mallet. ...
What is the proper name for the hammer a doctor uses to test your reflex?
The proper name for the hammer a doctor uses to test your reflex is just "reflex hammer". It is a medical instrument used by physicians to test deep tendon reflexes and is an important part of a neurological physical examination. ...
Asked in Doctors
What are the things that doctors use to check your knees?
Reflex hammer is used to check tendon reflex of the patellar tendon at the level of the knee. Arthroscopy is used to check the knee, internally. ...
What are some of the uses for reflex hammers?
Reflex hamers are medical instrumets and are only used for medical applications. The makker is mot commonly used to test deep tendon reflexes. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Is the withdrawal reflex a somatic reflex?
The withdrawal reflex is both a somatic and autonomic reflex (brain). Withdrawal from a painful stimulus is one test used in brain injury. Without the somatic connection to the autonomic brain areas, you'd have no withdrawal reflex at all when something interferes with that connection (such as brain injury or brain death). ...
How will we perform plantar reflex in amputated person?
Components of plantar reflex. 1st fanning of toes, 2nd plantar flexion of great toe, 3rd plantar flexion of ankle, 4th flexion at knee, 5th flexion and abduction at hip. So if toes r amputed u can check other components.. But if High amputation is done.. then its difficult to access and test the plantar reflex. Well there r many techniques to check plantar reflexes, but most commonly used one is to stroke the foot ...
Asked in Spinal Cord
How are stretch reflexes used to find a spinal cord injury?
Stretch reflexes are used to determine which areas of the body that the central nervous system does not respond to. For instance, if you tap your knee to check reflex, and the leg doesn't move, then you will know that the peripheral nerves that lead to the knee are non-responsive or that the brain isn't receiving a signal from that area. ...
Asked in Medical Terminology
What is the term for the reflex that does not disappear and is demonstrated when an infant tries to clear his or her throat?
The gag reflex is a permanent reflex. It is used to clear a foreign body in the throat. ...
Asked in Cameras, Photography
Difference in a twin reflex camera and a slr cameras?
TLR - twin lens reflex. One lens for viewing through the reflex system, the other (mounted below the viewing lens) is used to take the picture. SLR - single lens reflex. Same lens views through the reflex system and is used to take the picture. ...
Asked in Electrical Engineering
What tool is used to conduct insulation test of electric cable?
Strictly-speaking, this instrument is called a 'megohm meter', but is widely-known as a 'megger' which is the trade name of the company that manufactures the instrument. ...