Brainstem influences on biceps reflex activity and muscle tone in the anaesthetized rat.

@article{Jch1992BrainstemIO,
  title={Brainstem influences on biceps reflex activity and muscle tone in the anaesthetized rat.},
  author={P. J. W. J{\"u}ch and Arjen Schaafsma and Jan-Willem van Willigen},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1992},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
This study analyzes the effect of electrical stimulation of the locus coeruleus (LC) and adjacent brainstem structures on the tonic reflex (TVR), the tonic stretch reflex (TSR) and on muscle tone (MT) in anaesthetized rat. Increases in TVR, TSR and MT of the m. biceps were evoked from regions rostrally and ventrally of LC, the caudal pontine reticular nucleus, the cuneiform nucleus and from the ventral parts of the colliculus inferior. Stimulation of the LC did not influence biceps EMG activity… CONTINUE READING