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Galants Reflex

{youtubejw}1pHtX08I40s{/youtubejw}Galant reflex is a newborn reflex.  It is elicited by holding the  newborn in ventral suspension and stroking along on the side of the spine. The normal reaction is for the new born to laterally flex toward the stimulated side. This one of the reflexes tested in newborns to help rule our brain damage at birth.

 

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