excessive irritability of the sensory nerves to electrical or mechanical stimuli in tetany.
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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.
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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
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