Medical Definition of Schiff-sherrington phenomenon

1. When the spinal cord is transected in the midthoracic region or a little lower, the stretch and other postural reflexes of the upper extremity become exaggerated; if the transection is made in the sacral cord, a similar effect is observed in the lower limbs. The effect is regarded as a release phenomenon, i.e., release from an inhibitory influence normally exerted by the spinal segments below the transection. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schiff-sherrington Phenomenon

Schenck
Schenck's disease
Schenectady
Schengen
Schengen Agreement
Schengen Area
Scheol
Scheuchzeriaceae
Scheuermann
Schiaparelli
Schick
Schick method
Schick test
Schick test toxin
Schiff's reagent
Schiff-Sherrington phenomenon
Schiff base
Schilder's disease
Schiller
Schilling's band cell
Schilling's blood count
Schilling's index
Schilling type of monocytic leukaemia
Schimatari
Schimatario
Schimatarion
Schindler
Schindler disease
Schinus

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