Modelling recurrent discharge in the spinal α-motoneuron: reappraisal of the F wave.

@article{Balbi2014ModellingRD,
  title={Modelling recurrent discharge in the spinal α-motoneuron: reappraisal of the F wave.},
  author={Pietro Balbi and Sergio Martinoia and Roberto Colombo and Paolo Massobrio},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={427-9}
}
Antidromic impulses travelling along a motor fibre can fail in invading the soma, due to their passing through neuronal regions characterised by non-uniform geometry and a reduced nerve conduction safety factor: the myelinated–unmyelinated junction, the axon–soma junction and profuse branching of dendrite terminals (Eccles, 1955). In particular, the axon–soma junction is clearly a non-uniform area due to the abrupt diameter change of the cable conductor, which affects both the membrane… CONTINUE READING