Schiff, Moritz

Schiff,

Moritz, German physiologist, 1823-1896.
Schiff-Sherrington phenomenon - when the spinal cord is transected in the midthoracic region or a little lower, the stretch and other postural reflexes of the upper extremity become exaggerated; if the transection is made in the sacral cord, a similar effect is observed in the lower limbs.