Location of spinal cord pathways that control hindlimb movement amplitude and interlimb coordination during voluntary swimming in turtles.


We performed mechanical lesions of the midbody (D2-D3; second to third postcervical spinal segments) spinal cord in otherwise intact turtles to locate spinal cord pathways that 1) activate and control the amplitude of voluntary hindlimb swimming movements and 2) coordinate hindlimb swimming with the movement of other limbs. Pre- and postlesion turtles were… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/jn.01087.2007


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