Startle and its disorders

@article{Meinck2006StartleAI,
  title={Startle and its disorders},
  author={H. -M. Meinck},
  journal={Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={357-364}
}
Exaggerated startle is an uncommon feature of various neurological diseases, but is still lacking precise analysis in many of them. So far, electrophysiologic and cinematographic analyses allow discriminating two main subtypes. The prototype of primary exaggerated startle is hereditary hyperekplexia, a well-studied disorder of the inhibitory glycine receptor and thus of the neuronal Cl- channel. The involuntary jerking in hereditary hyperekplexia is considered a reticular reflex myoclonus. The… CONTINUE READING

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