Hoffmann, Johann


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Hoffmann, Johann

(hof'man, 'man?)
Ger. neurologist, 1857–1919.

Hoffmann reflex

An abnormal reflex found in patients with damaged pyramidal tracts of the brain. Flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint of the middle finger makes the thumb of the same hand flex and adduct. Synonym: Hoffmann sign

Hoffmann sign

Hoffmann reflex.

Hoffmann,

Johann, German neurologist, 1857-1919.
Hoffmann muscular atrophy - progressive dysfunction of the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord and brainstem cranial nerves. Synonym(s): infantile spinal muscular atrophy
Hoffmann phenomenon - excessive irritability of the sensory nerves to electrical or mechanical stimuli in tetany.
Hoffmann reflex - Synonym(s): Hoffmann sign
Hoffmann sign - in latent tetany, mild mechanical stimulation of the trigeminal nerve causes severe pain. Synonym(s): Hoffmann reflex
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease - Synonym(s): Werdnig-Hoffmann muscular atrophy
Werdnig-Hoffmann muscular atrophy - see under Werdnig