Cutaneo-Muscular Control Mechanisms in Health and Disease: Possible Implications on Spasticity

  • H.-M. Meinck
  • R. Benecke
  • B. Conrad
Part of the Advances in Applied Neurological Sciences book series (NEUROLOGICAL, volume 1)


This investigation aimed at analysing the disturbance of cutaneo-muscular mechanisms in spasticity; the Babinski sign and flexor spasms being the most prominent clinical symptoms of such type. It will be shown that cutaneo-muscular transmission is profoundly altered and most probably contributes to both increase of muscle tone and disturbance of motor performance in spasticity.


Neurol Diazepam Clonidine Stim Baclofen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-M. Meinck
  • R. Benecke
  • B. Conrad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyGöttingenGermany

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