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What is rooting (the rooting reflex)?

What is rooting (the rooting reflex)?

Assists with feeding: The rooting reflex is a primitive reflex that is present at birth that helps your baby breastfeed. When your baby's cheek is stroked s/he will turn towards that side and open their mouth, searching for the object. This helps with breastfeeding. This reflex generally goes away around 4 months of age. ...Read more

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Rooting Reflex (Definition)

A reflex that is seen in normal newborn babies, who automatically turn the face toward the stimulus and make sucking (rooting) motions with the mouth when the cheek or lip is touched. The rooting reflex helps ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Rooting reflex?

What is the definition or description of: Rooting reflex?

Rooting reflex: A reflex that is seen in normal newborn babies, who automatically turn the face toward the stimulus and make sucking (rooting) motions with the mouth when the cheek or lip is touched. The rooting reflex helps to ensure successful breastfeeding. ...Read more

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My TSH test results 8 months ago were 1.2 but I was tested again last week and the results of TSH - REFLEX TO FT4 are 1.850. Is this Normal?

My TSH test results 8 months ago were 1.2 but I was tested again last week and the results of TSH - REFLEX TO FT4 are 1.850. Is this Normal?

Lab variation: Not only may the change in this number reflect a normal variation in the labs result without a change in your thyroid function it could represent normal variation of thyroid function within your own body . This might be as a result of variable absorption of any thyroid supplement you are taking or variation in disease activity if you have a disorder such as hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Sudden dizziness that lasted nearly a minute. BP 101/69 blood sugar normal. not feeling like myself and feel real irritable and got a gag reflex?

Sudden dizziness that lasted nearly a minute.  BP 101/69 blood sugar normal.  not feeling like myself and feel real irritable and got a gag reflex?

Dizziness : this could be due to pulse rate, but it's not completely clear. It could be inner ear which is a very common problem for this. really there are other neurological issues that could cause this problem. You need to discuss this with your physician and have a neurology evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a nerve injury to c5/c6 nerve root in my plexus. My brachioradialis reflex barely any response. What else do I need for diagnosis?

I have a nerve injury to c5/c6 nerve root in my plexus.  My brachioradialis reflex barely any response.  What else do I need for diagnosis?

Diagnose plexus inj: To diagnose a plexus injury you would also want to have biceps weakness, biceps reflex suppression, normal triceps strength and reflex, and a needle EMG showing denervation of the biceps, supinator, and deltoid, but not the triceps, FCU or ADM etc. ...Read more

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Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

Can a jumpy knee reflex be normal, or is always a symptom of spinal cord problems?

Depends: If both knee reflexes and both ankle reflexes are "jumpy" it could be a thyroid condition. If only one knee is jumpy, it increases the chances that it is from some problem with the nerves from the spine. If you have a weird ache near the outside of your thigh, that increases the chance it is from the spine. Please get it tested more thoroughly. ...Read more