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The Withdrawal Reflex

When this reflex is activated, certain muscles contract to pull us away from the source of the irritation.  Naturally, (according to the Law of Reciprocal Inhibition) when any muscle contracts, it’s antagonist must be at least partially inhibited.

Extreme weakness caused by dental crowns

Lesley’s condition did not seem to fit any classical diagnosis, a fact which relieved me since all the neurological diseases have extremely poor outcomes and very few useful treatments. Besides, what I needed was an explanation, not a diagnosis.