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Facilitation spinale du reflexe de hoffmann par une stimulation de faible intensite du nerf sural: etude chez le paraplegique

Authors
Journal
Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
0013-4694
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0013-4694(83)90183-9
Keywords
  • Clinical Section

Abstract

Abstract The effects on the H reflex of stimulating the sural nerve at a low intensity were investigated in 9 paraplegic patients with complete spinal sections. Six delays between the cutaneous and the reflexogenic stimuli were tested: 20, 50, 70, 80, 100 and 120 msec. The results show a very significant increase of the H reflex at delays between 50 and 120 msec. We conclude that the increase of the H reflex observed in normal subjects at the same delays after a sural nerve stimulation is indeed a spinal phenomenon.

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