This is an electromyographic study of the activity in flexor and extensor muscles of the big toe in 22 patients with a Babinski sign and 49 controls, after mechanical or electrical stimulation of the sole. The results indicate: (1) the Babinski sign is mediated by the extensor hallucis longus (EHL), and not by the extensor hallucis brevis; (2) electrical stimuli may fail to activate the EHL in these patients, and conversely may evoke EHL reflexes in control subjects; (3) in skin reflexes, electrical and mechanical stimuli are not freely interchangeable.
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