Inhibitory mechanisms following electrical stimulation of tendon and cutaneous afferents in the lower limb.

@article{Khan2010InhibitoryMF,
  title={Inhibitory mechanisms following electrical stimulation of tendon and cutaneous afferents in the lower limb.},
  author={Serajul I. Khan and John A. Burne},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2010},
  volume={1308},
  pages={47-57}
}
Electrical stimulation of the Achilles tendon (TES) produced strong reflex depression (duration>250 ms) of a small background contraction in both heads of gastrocnemius (GA) via large diameter electrodes localized to the tendon. The inhibitory responses were produced without electrical (M wave) or mechanical (muscle twitch) signs of direct muscle stimulation. In this study, the contribution of presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms to the depression was investigated by studying conditioning… CONTINUE READING

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