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Effects of speed on forelimb joint angular displacement patterns in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2248379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Shoulder, elbow and wrist joint angular displacement patterns were analyzed for five vervet monkeys across increasing speed. Within symmetrical gaits, the peak positions of the pattern for each joint tended to decrease with increasing speed as did the yield angle of the elbow (more "yielding"). Across the walk(run)-gallop transition there were no notable changes in the displacement patterns, but there was a consistent decrease in the range of elbow movements and an increase in the yield angle. Across symmetrical gaits, there was also a tendency for some of the peak positions to decrease. These results are compared with those available for cats and dogs, and are interpreted relative to functional and neurological aspects of forelimb movements in primates.
Authors:
J A Vilensky; E Gankiewicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-08     Completed Date:  1991-01-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne 46805.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Biomechanics
Cercopithecus aethiops / physiology*
Female
Forelimb / physiology*
Gait*
Joints / physiology*
Male
Motion Pictures as Topic

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