A quantitative model of the Hoffmann reflex.

  title={A quantitative model of the Hoffmann reflex.},
  author={F. K. Hoehler and A. A. Buerger},
  journal={Neurological research},
  volume={3 3},
Electrical stimulation of the human posterior tibial nerve elicits two separate electromyographic responses. The shorter latency response results from electrical activation of motor axons and is termed the direct motor (M) response, while the longer latency response results from activation of stretch receptor afferents of the monosynaptic reflex arc and is termed the Hoffmann (H) reflex. At high stimulus intensities, the H reflex is either greatly reduced in size or completely extinguished… CONTINUE READING