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hyperactive deep tendon reflexes

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: A DTR is a brisk contraction of a muscle in response to a sudden stretch induced by a sharp tap by a finger or rubber hammer on the tendon of insertio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Hyperrelexia: Hyperreflexia refers to hyperactive or repeating (clonic) reflexes. ... By convention the deep tendon reflexes are graded as follows: 0 = no response; ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: If the person under the influence his reflexes should be down from normal.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judah Lindenberg
21 years experience Neurology
0-4: Deep tendon reflexes, of which the knee-jerk is the best known, are spinal reflexes triggered by hitting certain tendons. Triceps, biceps, patellar (k ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Spastic muscles : Muscles get "tetanic" when there isn't enough calcium. They contract more easily because the decreased calcium affects contractility of muscle fibers.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Deep tendon reflex: Dtr or deep tendon reflex is a test done on physical exam to evaluate specific nerve function. Certain nerves like cervical and lumber spinal nerves ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: A deep tendon reflex reflects the function of a part of the nervous system that travels to and from the spinal cord. It is also influenced by the brai ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
That is not: a very sensitive test, depends on how performed and your mental state at that time. Would be significant if not present or you had other signs to asso ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A little learning...: ... Is a dangerous thing. People's deep tendon reflexes are widely variable. A brain tumor that makes a DTR brisker will always (no exceptions) do s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Don't know what...: You are asking, but b-12 deficiency can cause numbness and tingling. Tremor and jitteriness occurs as well.
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