Effects of chronic hypoxemia on the afferent nerve activities from skeletal muscle.

@article{Dousset2001EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chronic hypoxemia on the afferent nerve activities from skeletal muscle.},
  author={Erick Dousset and Patrick Decherchi and Laurent Gr{\'e}lot and Yves Jammes},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 8 Pt 1},
  pages={1476-80}
}
An acute reduction of the oxygen supply to contracting muscles not only affects their metabolism but also modifies their sensorimotor control through changes in afferent discharge of the group I and group III-IV nerve fibers, the latter playing a pivotal role in the protective mechanisms against muscle fatigue. The effects of chronic hypoxemia on the muscle sensitivity are totally unknown. In the present study, group I fibers (mechanosensory afferents) and group III-IV fibers (mechanosensory… CONTINUE READING