A. P. Bonaert

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External intercostal muscle is considered as an inspiratory muscle. Its electromyographic (EMG) activity is exquisitely sensitive to proprioceptive afferents and is predominant in zones with the greatest respiratory effect. In the current series of studies, we assessed the contribution of segmental reflexes to this particular distribution of activity in(More)
The scalene is a primary respiratory muscle in humans; however, in dogs, EMG activity recorded from this muscle during inspiration was reported to derive from underlying muscles. In the present studies, origin of the activity in the medial scalene was tested in rabbits, and its distribution was compared with the muscle mechanical advantage. We assessed in(More)
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