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A study of peripheral nerve function in neonates and infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8864779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity, H-reflex and F-response have been studied in the age group showing maximum changes i.e. neonates and infants. The nerve conduction velocity in upper and lower limbs was 25 M/S and 23.75 M/S respectively in neonate age group; 34.4 M/S and 32.4 M/S respectively in infant group. A significant relationship of age with nerve conduction parameters (velocity, terminal latency) has been observed in infants group but not so in neonate group. H-reflex (late response) was elicited in both Abductor Pollicis Brevis and Soleus. It was present in small muscles of hand (i.e. APB) in all the neonates and 55% of the infants only. This could be attributed to immaturity of nervous system. However, in the lower limb, H-reflex could be elicited in 100% of infants and neonates. In the present study, the relationship of age and height with different nerve conduction parameters as well as H-reflex (latency) has been highlighted.
Authors:
S Tiwari; N Shukla; U K Misra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-05     Completed Date:  1997-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physiology, K.G's Medical College, Lucknow.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aging / physiology
Body Height / physiology
Body Weight / physiology
Electric Stimulation
Female
H-Reflex / physiology
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Median Nerve / physiology
Motor Neurons / physiology
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
Nephrons / drug effects,  metabolism
Neural Conduction / physiology
Neurons, Afferent / physiology
Peripheral Nerves / physiology*
Tibial Nerve / physiology

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