Effects of preceding movements and contractions on the tonic vibration reflex of human finger extensor muscles.

@article{Nordin1996EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of preceding movements and contractions on the tonic vibration reflex of human finger extensor muscles.},
  author={Magnus Nordin and K E Hagbarth},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 4},
  pages={435-40}
}
The vibration sensitivity of feline muscle spindle endings is known to vary as a result of preceding muscle conditioning manoeuvres. If similar after-effects occur in man they should be expected to influence the strength of the tonic vibration reflex (TVR). To study this issue, vibration was applied over the finger extensor tendons of 11 volunteers who actively held their fingers in a semi-extended position. The TVR, measured as electromyographic responses and angular deflections at the… CONTINUE READING