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#76 Fun facts about reflex testing

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Reflex testing is an art. And that makes each of us an artist. The nuances of the reflex circuitry and how to interpret reflex testing are the topics of this week's episode, starring medical student Eliana Vasquez, from Texas A&M Health Sciences Center.

Produced by Erika Mejia and James E. Siegler. Music by Komiku, Jahzzar, and Jason Shaw. BrainWaves podcast and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used in the routine care of patients. I swear, if someone tries to sue me because their doctor said "Well, Jim told me I should hit your knee with a hammer," then I'm coming for you.

REFERENCES

  1. Walker HK. Deep Tendon Reflexes. In: H. K. Walker, W. D. Hall and J. W. Hurst, eds. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd ed. Boston; 1990.
  2. Boes CJ. The history of examination of reflexes. Journal of neurology. 2014;261:2264-74.
  3. Watt D, Lefebvre L. Effects of altered gravity on spinal cord excitability. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2001-4939.

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