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Nihon Koden Tokyo, Japan Although the piezoelectric-triggered hammer in use for the mandibular reflex does not provide controlled reproducibility and a quantification of the stimulus intensity, simultaneous recordings of the two sides are considered an essential method for the accurate and acceptable evaluation of the side asymmetry as can be seen in Fig.1 which represents an EMG trace of the jaw jerk (Nemus2 NGF, EB Neuro, Firenze, Italy) recorded on the right (upper trace) and left (lower trace) masseters. The latency asymmetry is very small, ranging from 0 to 1 ms with an average of 0.13 ms (SD 0.17) in 131 normal subjects. Although jaw jerk may be delayed by several milliseconds in trigeminal neuropathy or multiple sclerosis, latency asymmetries of only 0.8 ms were considered as an upper normal limit in neurological studies. (Figure 1).
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