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Reflexes evoked in human thenar muscles during voluntary activity and their conduction pathways.

By E F Stanley


Responses evoked by an electrical stimulus to the median nerve in a small muscle of the human hand during a voluntary contraction have been examined. Two of these responses have been shown to be evoked through reflex pathways. The first, with a mean afferent conduction velocity of 64 m/s and estimated central delay of about 0.8 ms, is identified as an H reflex. The second response, which has an undefined central pathway, has a mean afferent conduction velocity of 43 m/s and an estimated central delay of about 17 ms

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1978
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jnnp.41.11.1016
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