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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Hoffman's sign is an indication of an upper motor neuron lesion.
improved blood or urine tests, a better Hoffman's sign, eye tracking, blood pressure or any other objective outcome measurement does demonstrate right-now functional and neurologic improvement, far more often than not.