Aging of human segmental oligosynaptic reflexes for control of leg movement.

@article{Brooke1989AgingOH,
  title={Aging of human segmental oligosynaptic reflexes for control of leg movement.},
  author={John Dennis Brooke and Ramji K Singh and M. K. Wilson and P. Yoon and William E. McIlroy},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={1989},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={721-5}
}
A heteronymous group I oligosynaptic reflex from the common peroneal nerve to vastus medialis muscle was compared with a group I homonymous monosynaptic reflex to soleus, using electrical stimulation of peripheral nerve trunks in two groups of healthy men, mean ages 22 and 65 years. The oligosynaptic reflex was still elicitable with age, its magnitude decreasing similarly to the monosynaptic reflex. A further group of older subjects, mean age 75 years, showed similar results. Clearly, the… CONTINUE READING

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