Hypoactive Reflexes Overview

Hypoactive reflexes (or hyporeflexia) means absent or reduced automatic nervous reflexes. This refers to a decrease in the involuntary nervous system reflexes, and does not refer to reduced reaction time of a personís mind. Totally absent reflexes are also called areflexia.

There are many possible causes of hypoactive reflexes, which is a symptom of the nervous system. The cause of reduced reflexes include nerve disorders, neuropathies, spinal disorders (e.g. slipped disc), spinal cord disorders, brain disorders (e.g. stroke, head injury), and various systemic disorders that affect the nerves.

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