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Stretch and vibration reflexes of wrist flexor muscles in spasticity



Stretch and vibration reflexes of wrist flexor muscles in spasticity



Brain 110(2): 433-450



The surface electromyographic (EMG) reflex responses of the voluntarily contracting flexor carpi radialis evoked by 'stretch' and by tendon vibration have been compared in patients with spasticity of the upper limb, arising from upper motor neuron lesions, and normal subjects. Reflex responses to 'stretch' comprised increases in EMG activity lasting up to 100 ms which were often divided into 'short' and 'long'-latency peaks.

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PMID: 3567531

DOI: 10.1093/brain/110.2.433


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