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July 2014 Monthly Quiz

Last month's question:

With which of the following signs is a lower motor neurone lesion associated?

Answer: Flaccid Paralysis

A lower motor neurone lesion (such as destruction of cell bodies or transection of axons in a ventral root or peripheral nerve) causes

  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Loss of the stretch reflex and
  • Considerable atrophy.

Signs of upper motor neurone lesions include

  • Weakness
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Increased tone


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