Excitability of human motoneurones after discharge in a conditioning reflex.

@article{PierrotDeseilligny1976ExcitabilityOH,
  title={Excitability of human motoneurones after discharge in a conditioning reflex.},
  author={Emmanuel Pierrot-Deseilligny and Bernard Bussel and James P. Held and Rose Katz},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={279-87}
}
A new method of exploring the H reflex excitability cycle is proposed which permits the exploration of motoneurones that discharged in response to the conditioning shock. This is made possible by using a test stimulus supramaximal for the alpha motor fibres of the nerve, which causes a collision in the alpha fibres between the orthodromic conditioning reflex volley and the antidromic motor volley. As a result of this collision, a test reflex contraction appears in the EMG, due to motoneurones… CONTINUE READING

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