ankle jerk

ankle jerk


Definition of ANKLE JERK

: a reflex downward movement of the foot produced by a spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the calf in response to sudden extension of the leg or the striking of the Achilles' tendon above the heel—called also Achilles reflex

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up ankle jerk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).