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Observations of the Achilles Reflex Test

Observations of the Achilles Reflex Test A variety of physiologic, metabolic, and pathologic states influence the duration of the ankle reflex response as measured by simple photoelectric devices. Youth and hyperthyroidism are associated with shorter measurements. Aging, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and the puerperium are associated with prolongations of the measurements. The clinical usefulness and application of ankle reflex measurement will be limited if such measurements are regarded as exclusively related to thyroid function. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Observations of the Achilles Reflex Test

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1967.03120010045007
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Abstract

A variety of physiologic, metabolic, and pathologic states influence the duration of the ankle reflex response as measured by simple photoelectric devices. Youth and hyperthyroidism are associated with shorter measurements. Aging, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and the puerperium are associated with prolongations of the measurements. The clinical usefulness and application of ankle reflex measurement will be limited if such measurements are regarded as exclusively related to thyroid function.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 2, 1967

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