A series of muscular contractions due to sudden stretching of the muscle, -- a sign of certain neuropathies.
The foot is dorsiflexed by the examiner. eliciting repetitive, uncontrolled. up and down motion of the ankle. A positive test indicates pressure upon the spinal cord.
An abnormal response to the stretching of a muscle. It consists of a series of rhythmic involunary muscle contractions that occur in response to a single stretch, such as tapping the tendon to elicit a muscle stretch reflex.