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.
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"A Genetic Study of Reflex Conduction Rate,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 192-192.
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