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Single motor unit (MU) action potentials were recorded from the flexor carpi ulnaris during its weak voluntary contraction in 6 healthy subjects. At low frequencies of motoneuronal firing (the average interspike interval ranged from 70 +/- 8 to 200 +/- 22 msec), double discharges with interspike intervals from 5 to 20 msec were seen from about one-fourth of(More)
The activity of single motoneurones of m. flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) was investigated by recording their motor unit (MU) action potentials during weak and moderate voluntary muscle contractions. The MU firing rate range was 4.5-15 imp/s. The excitability of motoneurones was tested with a number of single stimuli eliciting a monosynaptic H-reflex of low(More)
The influence of a short inhibitory volley on firing motoneurons of soleus and ext. carpi uln. was studied in human experiments and the results obtained were used as a basis for simulation. An increase of the interspike interval (ISI) depended on the timing of inhibitory volley arrival and silent period (SP) duration was studied. The ability of the(More)
Single motor unit potentials of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle were recorded during voluntary contraction and H-reflex was evoked. The afferent volley effectiveness was estimated by the firing index of a motoneuron. The background firing rate of motor units ranged from 3.3 to 16.0 imp/s. Afferent volley effectiveness depended on the background firing rate(More)
Reciprocal inhibition (RI) has been studied for its effect on repetitive firing of single motoneurons in the extensor carpi ulnaris and soleus muscles of healthy subjects. The peristimulus time histograms (PSTHs) were plotted for different mean firing frequency of motoneurons. Changes in the interspike interval duration were analyzed. It was shown that the(More)
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