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In a comprehensive review of experimental and clinical reports from 1830 to 1964, it is apparent that there is no agreement on the origin and mechanism of the quick component of nystagmus. A theory of its mechanism involving the dynamic rhythmic inhibition of the slow component is adduced from animal experimentation, using stereotaxic lesions, electronystagmography, and drug techniques.
McCabe BF. Mosher Award Thesis: The Quick Component of Nystagmus. Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(2):161. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020163018
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