Spasticity and spastic dystonia: the two faces of velocity-dependent hypertonia

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Marinelli, Lucio; Currà, Antonio; Trompetto, Carlo; Capello, Elisabetta; Serrati, Carlo; Fattapposta, Francesco; Pelosin, Elisa; Phadke, Chetan; Aymard, Claire; Puce, Luca; Molteni, Franco; Abbruzzese, Giovanni; Bandini, Fabio;
(2017)

Background Spasticity and spastic dystonia are two separate phenomena of the upper motor neuron syndrome. Spasticity is clinically defined by velocity-dependent hypertonia and tendon jerk hyperreflexia due to the hyper-excitability of the stretch reflex. Spastic dystoni... View more
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