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Flexor reflex afferent nerve fibres in man
  1. Bhagwan Shahani1
  1. Department of Neurology, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford


    Flexor reflex afferent nerve fibres have been identified in the mixed peripheral nerve and measurement of their conduction velocity has been carried out. It has been demonstrated that the flexor reflex afferent fibres have a higher threshold of stimulation than the motor fibres supplying the foot muscles. The effect of conditioning volleys in the flexor reflex afferent fibres on the H reflex has been determined and reciprocal inhibition of extensor motoneurones has been found to be related to the second component of the flexor reflex.

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    • 1 Supported by the Association for the Aid of Crippled Children, New York. Present address: Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. 02114, U.S.A.