Alpha and Gamma Motor Systems / Edition 1

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Proceedings of a symposium held in July 1994 at the Sherrington School of Physiology at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Groups of full papers are followed by critiques and then by short papers based on the most closely related posters. The volume is divided into sections on motoneurone inputs; motor unit recruitment; gamma reflexes; innervation patterns; sensory receptor properties; analysis and modeling; central control; pharmacology of central control; clinical implications; and natural motor patterns (two sections). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306451867
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656

Table of Contents

Motoneurone Inputs: Synaptic Differentiation on Type Identified Motoneurones (L.M. Mendell). Motor Unit Recruitment: Plasticity of Motoneurone Recruitment Order in the Flexion Reflex following Spinal Cord Transection (R.G. Durkovic). Gamma Reflexes: Regulation of the Dynamic and Static Sensitivity of Gastrocnemiussoeus Muscle Spindle Afferents by Joint and Cutaneous Afferents in the Cat (P.H. Ellaway et al.). Innervation Patterns: Early Development of the Muscle Spindle and Its Dependence on Neurotrophic Factors (J. Kucera et al.). Sensory Receptor Properties: Sensory Endings of Living Isolated Mammalian Muscle Spindles (M. Chua, C.C. Hunt). Analysis and Modeling: Analysis of Encoding of Stimulus Separation in Ensembles of Muscle Afferents (H. Johansson et al.). Central Control: Flexibility in the Relationship of Monkey Corticomotoneuronal Cells to Their Target Muscles (R.N. Lemon, K.M.B. Bennett). Pharmacology of Central Control: Expression of Glycine Receptors by Identified Alpha and Gamma Motoneurones (R.E.W. Fyffe et al.). Clinical Implications: Mechanisms Underlying Muscle Synergy Studied in Man (J. Gibbs et al.). Natural Motor Patterns 1. Natural Motor Patterns 2. 125 additional articles. Index.

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