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The Reticulo-Spinal Apparatus and Rigidity

Nature volume 166, page 71 (08 July 1950) | Download Citation

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IT is commonly held that the vestibulo-spinal apparatus is responsible for maintaining the spastic condition which occurs after decerebration and other operations. Recently, Schreiner, Lindsley and Magoun1 and others have suggested that the reticulo-spinal mechanism is more likely to be implicated. In this connexion the following observations upon an anuran, Bufo marinus, are of interest.

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  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Adelaide. Feb. 14.

    • A. A. ABBIE
    •  & W. R. ADEY

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