Article Text

Download PDFPDF

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


    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.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.