Medical Terminology Chapter 4 Part 3 Treatments and Word Parts

Deep Tendon Reflexes
are tested with a reflex hammer that is used to strike a tendon, when no or abnormal response, can indicate a disruption of the nerve supply to the involved muscles. Reflexes also are lost in deep coma or because of medication such as heavy sedation

Reflex
involuntary response to a stimulus

DTR
Deep TendonReflexes