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Plasticity of the mechanism subserving inspiratory load perception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3597264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to determine the stability of the function describing subjects' magnitude estimates of added inspiratory resistive loads following short-term exposure (STE) to a high but nonfatiguing, inspiratory load. Four inspiratory resistive loads (8.9-35.7 cmH2O X l-1 X s) were presented twice each in random order. Subjects were asked to estimate load magnitude by force of handgrip. Perceptual performance was quantified using Stevens power law, psi = k phi n, where psi is the subject's estimate, k is a constant, and phi is the peak mouth pressure developed against the load. The exponent n represents the slope of the line in the plot of log psi vs. log phi. After a 2-min period in which subjects were required to generate 80% of their maximum inspiratory pressure against a high resistance, the load estimation protocol was repeated. Estimates were significantly reduced compared to control; however, there was no significant difference in the exponent for magnitude functions between conditions. Similar results were obtained in a second parallel experiment involving magnitude estimation of weights lifted by the elbow flexors. The results suggest plasticity in the mechanism(s) subserving sensation of added loads to breathing and that such plasticity is a general feature of sensation arising from nonrespiratory muscles as well.
W R Revelette; R L Wiley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  62     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-04     Completed Date:  1987-08-04     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1901-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Resistance*
Muscle Contraction
Respiratory Muscles / physiology*
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