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The silent period and a rhythmic slower wave in EMG appear preceding a rapid voluntary movement (Tanii 1984). The present study was performed to investigate temporal relationships of the EMG changes preceding movement to premovement cortical potential shifts, in order to clarify whether the EMG changes are related to preparation and initiation of voluntary(More)
A 75-year-old male showed combined anterior pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD). Basal and TRH-stimulated PRL levels were undetectable. Basal and GRH-stimulated GH levels were very low, and could barely be measured by means of an ultrasensitive enzyme immunoassay. In addition, basal TSH levels were under the normal limit, and TRH-stimulated TSH secretions(More)
  • K Tanii
  • 1984
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether an EMG slower wave prior to a rapid straightening-up movement is associated with motor preparation to perform the movement. The straightening movement was performed at 6 load intensities and under 3 conditions: without any external load; with an additional load; lifting a load. The subject could freely(More)
Motor unit activity was studied during slightly sustained contraction of the erector spinal muscle before a rapid trunk extension from a moderately bent position, with special reference to a change of the surface EMG to a rhythmic slower wave with a periodicity of 20-30 msec preceding the movement. Synchronous discharge of a few motor units appeared at(More)
The present study was performed to substantiate the premise that frequency components of the surface EMG before a reaction movement change after a warning signal (S1). Twelve subjects extended rapidly the trunk from a bent position in response to a moving signal (S2) 2 sec after S1. The movement was repeated 20 times. Bipolar surface EMG recordings were(More)
It has been reported that stretch reflex responses, including the long latency component, are modulated by motor preparation for the direction and type of movement. In the present study, human subjects were required to make a reaction movement in the direction of the wrist extension following a muscle stretch to the wrist flexor, and we investigated the(More)
One-arm cranking was done by ten healthy male adults at an oxygen intake level of about 1.0 liter/min. Each subject performed two kinds of cranking at a speed of 60 rpm: forced cranking using only one arm continuously for 15 min and free cranking for 30 min with the instructions to alternate from one arm to the other whenever fatigue set in. The results,(More)