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Unloading and shortening reactions in Parkinson's disease.
  1. R W Angel,
  2. P A Lewitt

    Abstract

    The unloading reflex was tested on both sides of a patient with asymmetrical Parkinsonism. The motor activity after the silent period was significantly greater on the more affected side. The findings support the hypothesis that the response to unloading and the shortening reaction share a common mechanism which is exaggerated in Parkinsonism.

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