release phenomenon

re·lease phe·nom·e·non

the increased tonus and hyperirritability of muscle-stretch reflexes that occur following damage of the upper portions of the extrapyramidal system.

release phenomenon (ri·lēsˑ f·nˑ·m·nn),

n release of a pathologic barrier, which is either inhibitory or viscous, in soft tissues; occurs as a result of manipulation, such as PIR, thrust, myofascial release, or oscillation.
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Had we only dealt with phenomenal visual experiences after acquired blindness, the problem would not have been substantial; we know that, as a release phenomenon, "phantom vision" occurs rather frequently after either peripheral or central blindness (Schultz & Melzack, 1991).