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Sensibility, the knee-jerk, and plantar phenomena are normal.
Later the affected muscles become exquisitely tender, and then atrophy, while the knee-jerk or other reflex is lost.
The deep reflexes may also be altered, the knee-jerk being frequently absent on the affected side.
In some subjects the larger dose, 45 cubic centimeters, practically abolished the knee-jerk.
The presence or absence of the knee-jerk may be a most significant symptom to the physician.
patellar reflex, neurological phenomenon discovered and named 1876; the figurative use appeared soon after the phrase was coined.
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