Intrinsic activation of human motoneurons: possible contribution to motor unit excitation.

@article{Gorassini2002IntrinsicAO,
  title={Intrinsic activation of human motoneurons: possible contribution to motor unit excitation.},
  author={Monica A. Gorassini and Jaynie F Yang and Merek Siu and David J. Bennett},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={1850-8}
}
The main purpose of this study was to estimate the contribution of intrinsic activation of human motoneurons (e.g., by plateau potentials) during voluntary and reflexive muscle contractions. Pairs of motor units were recorded from either the tibialis anterior or soleus muscle during three different conditions: 1) during a brief muscle vibration followed by a slow relaxation of a steady isometric contraction; 2) during a triangular isometric torque contraction; and 3) during passive sinusoidal… CONTINUE READING
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