[ babˈɪnskɪ sˈa͡ɪn ˈabsənt], [ babˈɪnskɪ sˈaɪn ˈabsənt], [ b_a_b_ˈɪ_n_s_k_ɪ s_ˈaɪ_n ˈa_b_s_ə_n_t]
The Babinski Sign is a neurological reflex commonly used to test for abnormalities in the central nervous system. When present, it involves the upward movement of the big toe and splaying of the other toes when the sole of the foot is stimulated. However, when the reflex is absent or abnormal, it can indicate damage to the nervous system. Antonyms for Babinski Sign Absent include Babinski Sign Present, Positive, or Normal. Physicians use the presence or absence of the Babinski Sign as a diagnostic tool to identify neurological diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy.
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