Modulation of spinal cord excitability by subthreshold repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the primary motor cortex in humans.

@article{ValeroCabr2001ModulationOS,
  title={Modulation of spinal cord excitability by subthreshold repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the primary motor cortex in humans.},
  author={Antoni Valero-Cabr{\'e} and Massimiliano Oliveri and Massimo Gangitano and Alvaro Pascual-Leone},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 17},
  pages={3845-8}
}
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) allows the modulation of intra-cortical excitability and may therefore affect the descending control of spinal excitability. We applied rTMS at subthreshold intensity and 1 Hz frequency for 10 min to the left primary motor cortex representation of the flexor carpi radialis muscle (FCR) in 10 subjects and assessed the H and M responses to median nerve stimulation before and after the rTMS. Following rTMS, H wave thresholds significantly reduced… CONTINUE READING