Assessment of motor neuron excitability in parkinsonian rigidity by the F wave

@article{Abbruzzese1985AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of motor neuron excitability in parkinsonian rigidity by the F wave},
  author={Giovanni Abbruzzese and Marco Vische and S. de M. Ratto and Michele Abbruzzese and Emilio Favale},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={1985},
  volume={232},
  pages={246-249}
}
SummaryF-wave responses from abductor pollicis brevis muscle occurred more frequently, with a larger amplitude and longer duration in rigid parkinsonian patients than in age-matched normal controls. F-wave potentiation during voluntary contraction was impaired in parkinsonian patients. These findings suggest that spinal motor neuron excitability is enhanced in rigidity. F-wave amplitude was significantly correlated to the clinical evaluation of motor disability, so that the F wave may be… CONTINUE READING

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