Expiratory activity in transferred intercostal nerves in brachial plexus injury patients.

  title={Expiratory activity in transferred intercostal nerves in brachial plexus injury patients.},
  author={M. Sibuya and I. Homma and T. Hara and N. Tsuyama},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={62 5},
Involuntary activity of transferred intercostal motor units was examined in patients with brachial plexus injury. Since the internal intercostal nerves were detached from the thorax to reinnervate the musculus biceps brachii, it was possible to record pure intercostal motor activity in humans. Respiratory activity was seen in the latter part of the expiratory phase, thus dividing the phase into two substages (E1 and E2) by the onset of the activity. CO2 rebreathing prolonged the duration of the… Expand
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