Hoffmann's sign

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Hoffmann's sign

 [hof´manz]
1. increased mechanical irritability of the sensory nerves in tetany; the ulnar nerve is usually tested.
2. a sudden nipping of the nail of the index, middle, or ring finger produces flexion of the terminal phalanx of the thumb and of the second and third phalanx of some other finger; called also digital reflex.
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The rationale for this is anatomic distinction is clear given the disinhibition of the long finger flexor reflex arc when cord compression is present above the finger flexor root levels.