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a monosynaptic reflex consistently obtained in normal adults only by electrically stimulating the tibial nerve, generally in the popliteal fossa, while recording from the gastrocnemius-soleus muscle group; similar to the clinically elicited Achilles reflex, except that the neuromuscular spindles are bypassed. Widely used in the EMG laboratory to diagnose S1 radiculopathies and polyneuropathies.
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H reflex[after Johann Hoffmann, who described it in 1918] See: reflex
In electrodiagnostic studies of spinal reflexes, the time required for a stimulus applied to a sensory nerve to travel to the spinal cord and return down the motor nerve.See: F response
See also: reflex
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