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Discharge characteristics of the elbow joint nerve of the cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6831207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Direct recordings were made from intact elbow joint nerves (EJN) in decerebrate cats. These multiunit recordings indicate that the EJN is a relatively pure articular nerve and does not contain significant numbers of muscle afferent fibres. In every cat the EJN exhibited a tonic discharge throughout a full range of elbow joint positions. The discharge was most intense when the elbow was extended to 165 degrees and least intense when the joint was held in midrange positions between 90 degrees and 120 degrees. There was a modest increase in discharge as the elbow was held in more flexed positions and activity at 30 degrees was about half of that at 165 degrees. Alterations in the tone of muscles around the joint did not affect the adapted EJN discharge at any angle.
R H Baxendale; W R Ferrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain research     Volume:  261     ISSN:  0006-8993     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Res.     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045503     Medline TA:  Brain Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-203     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Decerebrate State / physiopathology
Elbow Joint / innervation*
Mechanoreceptors / physiology*
Spinal Nerves / physiology*

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