What is normal reflex?
Beside this, can brisk reflexes be normal?
A normal response means your neurons respond to the tap from a reflex hammer with enough contraction (about two times). 3: brisk reflexes (more hyper reflexive than normal) 2: normal response. 1: little response (hypo reflexive)
One may also ask, what does it mean if your reflexes are absent? When reflex responses are absent this could be a clue that the spinal cord, nerve root, peripheral nerve, or muscle has been damaged. When reflex response is abnormal, it may be due to the disruption of the sensory (feeling) or motor (movement) nerves or both.
Correspondingly, what do deep tendon reflexes tell you?
Deep tendon reflex also usually refers to this sense. A deep tendon reflex is often associated with muscle stretching. Tendon reflex tests are used to determine the integrity of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, and they can be used to determine the presence of a neuromuscular disease.
What causes loss of reflexes?
Peripheral neuropathy is today the most common cause of absent reflexes. The causes include diseases such as diabetes, alcoholism, amyloidosis, uremia; vitamin deficiencies such as pellagra, beriberi, pernicious anemia; remote cancer; toxins including lead, arsenic, isoniazid, vincristine, diphenylhydantoin.