Effects of aging on vibration detection thresholds at various body regions

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BACKGROUND The ability to detect sinusoidal vibrations on the skin surface is dependent on the activation of two classes of receptors. The density of such receptors varies across the skin surface and is a factor in determining the sensory acuity of each skin area. However, the acuity of many sensory systems is known to deteriorate with advancing age. The… (More)

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@article{Stuart2003EffectsOA, title={Effects of aging on vibration detection thresholds at various body regions}, author={Meg Stuart and A. Bulent Turman and Jacqueline Amanda Shaw and Natalie A Walsh and Vincent Nguyen}, journal={BMC Geriatrics}, year={2003}, volume={3}, pages={1 - 1} }