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F-waves and conduction velocities range.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11039115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A controversial aspect in F-wave studies is if these potentials are generated preferentially by large motoneuron or by motoneuron of all sizes. The purpose of this work is to compare the maximum and minimum conduction velocities of the fibers that generate the M-wave with the maximum and minimum conduction velocities of the F-waves elicited by ulnar nerve stimulation. There were no significant differences between maximum velocities. However, minimum F-wave velocity was significantly higher than minimum conduction velocity, suggesting that the F-waves registered were preferentially generated by the fastest conducting axons.
J A Nobrega; G M Manzano; N F Novo; P T Monteagudo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-150X     ISO Abbreviation:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-17     Completed Date:  2001-02-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0327533     Medline TA:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Axons / physiology,  ultrastructure
Elbow Joint / innervation
Electric Stimulation
Evoked Potentials, Motor / physiology*
Middle Aged
Motor Neurons / cytology,  physiology
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Nerve Fibers / physiology,  ultrastructure
Neural Conduction / physiology*
Reaction Time / physiology
Refractory Period, Electrophysiological / physiology
Statistics as Topic
Ulnar Nerve / cytology,  physiology,  ultrastructure
Wrist Joint / innervation

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