Blink reflex and the masseter inhibitory reflex in patients with dystonia.

  title={Blink reflex and the masseter inhibitory reflex in patients with dystonia.},
  author={G C Pauletti and Alfredo Berardelli and Giorgio Cruccu and R. Agostino and Mario Manfredi},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={8 4},
The excitatory and inhibitory interneuronal pathways in the brainstem are tested by examining the blink reflex and the masseter inhibitory reflex, respectively. We studied the R2 component of the blink reflex and the SP2 component of the masseter inhibitory reflex and their recovery cycle in 56 patients with various forms of dystonia. In patients with cranial, cervical, and generalized dystonia, but not in patients with extracranial segmental dystonia, the recovery cycle of both reflexes was… CONTINUE READING


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