Medical and Surgical Eponyms

We have compiled an extensive list of over 10,000 medical and surgical eponyms. Please note that the correct definition of a medical eponym is a person for which a medical term or phase is named (not the medical term as is commonly used)

Achilles reflex (jerk)

Contraction of calf muscles when Achilles tendon is percussed; considered to be a deep tendon reflex.