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Somatosensory graviception inhibits the soleus H-reflexin standing man - an underwater experiment-.
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PMID:  15002521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
H-reflexes were elicited in the soleus muscle in subjects standing on a force platform in a water tank, under different loading conditions at the ankle joint. The joint loading was altered by changing the combination of buoys and weights attached to lower limb segments, while the total body mass was kept the same. The results revealed that as the joint load was reduced the H-reflex was significantly enhanced as compared to that under the control condition, while it decreased as the joint load was increased, despite the same background EMG activity level. It was demonstrated that the augmented load information from the lower limb joints has an inhibitory effect on the soleus H-reflex, suggesting that this might be one of underlying neural mechanisms responsible for the suppression of H-reflex during human upright standing.
K Nakazawa; T Miyoshi; H Sekiguchi; D Nozaki; M Akai; H Yano
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gravitational physiology : a journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1077-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gravit Physiol     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9437868     Medline TA:  J Gravit Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  P143-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled, Tokorozawa, Japan.
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