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  1. H-reflex

    The H-reflex is a reflectory reaction of muscles after electrical stimulation of sensory fibers in their innervating nerves. The H-reflex test is performed using an electric stimulator, which gives usually a square-wave current of short duration and small amplitude, and an EMG set, to record the muscle response. That response is usually a clear wave, called H-wave, 28-35 ms after the stimulus, not to be confused with an F-wave. An M-wave, an early response, occurs 3-6 ms after the onset of stimulation. The H and F-waves are later responses. As the stimulus increases, the amplitude of the F-wave increases only slightly, and the H-wave decreases, and at supramaximal stimulus, the H-wave will disappear. The M-wave does the opposite of the H-wave. As the stimulus increases the M-wave increases. There is a point of minimal stimulus where the M-wave is absent and the H-wave is maximal. H-reflex is analogous to the mechanically induced spinal stretch reflex. "The primary difference between the H-reflex and the spinal stretch reflex is that the H-reflex bypasses the muscle spindle, and, therefore, is a valuable tool in assessing modulation of monosynaptic reflex activity in the spinal cord." Although stretch reflex gives just qualitative information about muscle spindles and reflex arch activity; if the purpose of the test to compare performances from different subjects, H-reflex should be used. In that case, in fact, latencies and amplitudes of H-wave can be compared.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. H-Reflex

    A monosynaptic reflex elicited by stimulating a nerve, particularly the tibial nerve, with an electric shock.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of h-reflex in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of h-reflex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Crum:

    I didn't try to hurt anybody. It was a reflex from the pain.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Who wears the skin of the predator has no predator reflex. (Qui porte la peau du prédateur - N'a pas réflexe de prédateur.)

  3. David Hu:

    They've been hypothesized to act as sun shades, dust catchers and blink-reflex triggers, but there's been no really systematic study of what their true benefits are.

  4. Scott Caulfield:

    Jumping falls into a type of exercise we call plyometrics, these exercises involve quicker, shorter motions that stimulate the stretch reflex. That reflex is responsible for explosive movement, like an outfielder reacting to a fly ball.

  5. James Abate:

    We had the sharp reflex rally this week, particularly in the finance sector, as people perceived results that were less bad than what was expected, people are going to digest what's happened thus far with the major banks, as well as Alcoa and some of the major industrial companies.

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