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Hyperactive DTRs: hyperactive deep tendon reflexes (DTRs) are abnormally brisk muscle contractions that occur in response to a sudden stretch induced by sharply tapping the muscle's tendon of insertion. See detailed information below for a list of 16 causes of Hyperactive DTRs, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hyperactive DTRs based
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Medical Conditions associated with Hyperactive DTRs:
Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Reflex symptoms (469 causes), Tendon symptoms (412 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Autonomic nerve symptoms (345 causes)
Symptoms related to Hyperactive DTRs:
Corticospinal tract lesions, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Brain tumor (27 causes), Hepatic encephalopathy (16 causes), Hypocalcemia (13 causes), Hypomagnesemia, Spinal cord compression, Upper motor neuron lesions
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