The Circuitry of the Human Spinal Cord: Spinal and Corticospinal Mechanisms of Movement

The Circuitry of the Human Spinal Cord: Spinal and Corticospinal Mechanisms of Movement

by Emmanuel Pierrot-Deseilligny, David Burke

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ISBN-13: 9781139365284
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Emmanuel Pierrot-Deseilligny is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation at the Universit� Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.
David Burke is the Bushell Professor of Neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Associate Dean at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. General methodology; 2. Monosynaptic Ia excitation, homosynaptic depression, and transcortical Ia excitation; 3. Fusimotor mechanisms, muscle spindles and their role in the control of movement; 4. Recurrent inhibition; 5. Reciprocal Ia inhibition; 6. Ib pathways; 7. Group II pathways; 8. Presynaptic inhibition of Ia terminals; 9. Cutaneomuscular, withdrawal and flexor reflex afferent ('FRA') responses; 10. Propriospinal transmission of descending motor commands; 11. Spinal and corticospinal pathways in different movements; 12. Spinal and corticospinal pathways in stance and gait; 13. Plasticity in spinal and corticospinal pathways; 14. Contribution of spinal pathways to the pathophysiology of movement disorders; Index.

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