Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

final-review 13

neuro9 DTR

A deep tendon reflex (DTR) motor response to a sensory stimulation that is used in an assessment to observe the integrity of the nervous system. A DTR elicits a muscle contraction when the muscle's tendon is stimulated.
DTR Procedures patient relaxed, muscle slight stretch. reflex hammer taps tendon with an anticipated immediate response. Reflexes can be graded as normal, exaggerated (hyper) or depressed (hypo) or on a scale of 0-4.
DTR Grading 0 = no response
DTR Grading 1+ = diminished/depressed response
DTR Grading 2+ = active normal response
DTR Grading 3+ = brisk/exaggerated response
DTR Grading 4+ = very brisk/hyperactive; abnormal response
Biceps tendon - C5-C6 spinal level Contraction of the biceps muscle
Brachioradialis tendon - C5-C6 spinal level- Elbow flexion and/or forearm pronation
Triceps tendon - C7-C8 spinal level Elbow extension or contraction of the triceps muscle
Patellar tendon - L3-L4 spinal level Knee extension
Tibialis posterior tendon - L4-L5 spinal level Plantar flexion/inversion of the foot
Achilles tendon - S1-S2 spinal level Plantar flexion of the foot
Created by: micah10