Hoffmann, Johann

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Hoffmann, Johann

(hof'man, 'man?)
Ger. neurologist, 1857–1919.

Hoffmann reflex

An abnormal reflex found in patients with damaged pyramidal tracts of the brain. Flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint of the middle finger makes the thumb of the same hand flex and adduct. Synonym: Hoffmann sign

Hoffmann sign

Hoffmann reflex.
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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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A long line of Bible story collections specifically for children -- some for home and some for school use - had preceded it in the late seventeenth century, for example, Johann Christfried Sagittarius' Biblische Historien Altes und Neuen Testaments (Altenburg: Gottfried Richter, 1670), Bartholomaeus Lenderich's Kleine Historische Biblia (Nuremberg: Johann Hoffmann, 1677), Ehrnreich Weissmann's Kinder-Bibel (Stuttgart: Johann Gottfried Zubrodt, 1684), and Johann Gottfried Zeidler's Bilder-Buchlin (Magdeburg: Johann Daniel Muller, 1691).
lv) to his Kleine Historische Biblia (Nuremberg: Johann Hoffmann, 1677).