Cutaneous flexion reflex in human neonates: a quantitative study of threshold and stimulus-response characteristics after single and repeated stimuli.

@article{Andrews1999CutaneousFR,
  title={Cutaneous flexion reflex in human neonates: a quantitative study of threshold and stimulus-response characteristics after single and repeated stimuli.},
  author={Katharine Andrews and Maria Fitzgerald},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={696-703}
}
The cutaneous flexion reflex has been used to study spinal sensory processing in 68 infants (37 female, 31 male) aged between 28 and 42 weeks postconceptional age (PCA). Mechanical and electrical stimuli were singularly and repeatedly applied to the foot, and single-surface EMG responses were recorded from the biceps femoris muscle. A clear correlation was demonstrated between the mechanical stimulus intensity and latency and the amplitude of the reflex. Mechanical threshold normally increased… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…