Long Latency Reflexes and the Silent Period

John N. Caviness

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI:

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Long Latency Reflexes and the Silent Period

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LLRs and the silent period are EMG phenomena that reflect the complex interplay of spinal, brain stem, and cortical influences in motor control. These techniques have been applied to the study of disorders of motor control such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and dystonia. Abnormalities of these reflexes may help to detect lesions of the central nervous system.

Chapter.  4114 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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