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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A study was made of reflex conduction rates in individuals ranging in age from nine days to four years. The action current technique was used for recording conduction rates for the patellar tendon reflex. Average values found were 21, 30, 35, 40, 44, 45, 47, 49, and 49 meters per second for the age levels of 9 days, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, 30 months, 3 years, 42 months, and 4 years, respectively. These results seem to indicate that conduction rate depends primarily upon the maturation of the peripheral arc, and present a picture of the course of its functional development.

Publication Date

1933

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

40

Issue

1

First Page

192

Last Page

192

Copyright

© Copyright 1933 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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