Spinal withdrawal reflexes in the human lower limbs.

  title={Spinal withdrawal reflexes in the human lower limbs.},
  author={K E Hagbarth},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  • K E Hagbarth
  • Published 1960 in
    Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and…
In his original description of the nociceptive flexion reflex in vertibrate animals Sherrington (1910) declares that even though the reflex is most readily elicited from the foot, it has a receptive field which includes "the skin of the whole limb as far up as the groin in front, the perineum medially, and the ischial region behind". He states that noxious stimuli within this field cause not only a contraction of the flexors of hip and knee and the dorsiflexors of foot and digits, but also a… CONTINUE READING