H H Friedemann

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Short, medium, and long latency EMG responses to muscle stretch from triceps surae and anterior tibialis muscles were recorded in normals and in 33 patients with Parkinson's disease. The latencies of all EMG responses except short latency were normal in patients with Parkinson's disease. The integrals of the medium latency responses in the stretched triceps(More)
Long-latency electromyographic (EMG) responses of the first dorsal interosseus muscle were evoked by short displacements of the index finger in healthy subjects and in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). In all 20 healthy subjects the early spinal response (mean latency 31.5 ms) was followed by a reproducible later reflex response with a mean latency(More)
Electromyographic responses to stretches of hand muscles (first dorsal interosseus) and leg muscles (triceps surae, tibialis anterior) were investigated in patients with cerebellar disorders of different locations. Stimuli consisted of short dorsiflexions of the index finger during background force and in tilting (toe up) of a movable platform on which the(More)
Spinal and cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were recorded in a large sample of patients with Huntington's disease (n = 37) and subjects at risk (first order offspring, n = 43). The SEPs were elicited by stimulation of the median and tibial nerves and recorded at Erb's point, the cervical level (C2) and at the corresponding scalp areas. The(More)
Long latency reflexes in the electromyogram (EMG) of the first dorsal interosseus muscle were elicited by short finger displacements under isometric conditions. In all healthy subjects tested the spinal response was followed by a second involuntary component. Patients with Huntington's disease lacked the late EMG response almost completely, but exhibited a(More)
Reflex stiffness of the flexing human index finger was studied using sinusoidal movements at 3-16 Hz. The Nyquist stiffness diagram indicates the presence of a 'presonance' at around 4 Hz, its 'C' shape after correction for the mechanical properties of the relaxed finger is consistent with the involvement of a stretch reflex in its generation. This(More)
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