Dictionary > Stewart-Holmes test

Stewart-Holmes test

Definition
noun
A test named after the two neurologists, Gordon Morgan Holmes and Thomas Grainger Stewart, to determine possible cerebellar disease by observing the rebound control of the patient after the examiner abruptly releases his grip on the patient’s wrist
Supplement
To conduct this test, the examiner asks the patient to flex his arm and clench his wrist. The patient is next asked to resist while the examiner grips his wrist and pulls it away. The examiner, then, abruptly releases the wrist and observes for the rapid rebound control of the patient. When the patient fails to control the rebound it could indicate damage in the cerebellum region of the brain.
The examiner should make sure to protect the patient before conducting the test to prevent the patient from hitting himself with his fist should the latter fails to control the rebound after releasing the grip on his wrist.
See also:


You will also like...

"Cronopio dentiacutus", a prehistoric mammal (an illustration)
Mammalian Ancestors

Mammals are a diverse group of organisms, where most of them develop their offspring within the uterus of the mother. Ov..

Genetic engineering
Genetic Engineering Advantages & Disadvantages

This tutorial presents the benefits and the possible adverse eventualities of genetic engineering. Know more about this ..

Electromagnetic spectrum of a brain
Sleep and Dreams – Neurology

While learning and intelligence are associated with the functions of a conscious mind, sleep and dreams are activities o..

Homeostasis by water regulation
Homeostasis of Organism Water Regulation

Osmoregulation is the regulation of water concentrations in the bloodstream, effectively controlling the amount of water..

Crossing Over and Genetic Diversity
Inheritance and Probability

Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk, is most famous in this field for his study of the phenotype of pea plants, including ..

vitamins
A Balanced Vitamin Diet – Vitamins A – K

A balanced diet is essential to a healthy organism. Insufficiency or too much of a particular element or compound, such ..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics