Hoffmann phenomenon

Hoff·mann phe·nom·e·non

(hof'mahn),
excessive irritability of the sensory nerves to electrical or mechanical stimuli in tetany.

Hoff·mann phe·nom·e·non

(hawf'mahn fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
Excessive irritability of the sensory nerves due to electrical or mechanical stimuli in tetany.

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