Tail muscles become slow but fatigable in chronic sacral spinal rats with spasticity.

@article{Harris2006TailMB,
  title={Tail muscles become slow but fatigable in chronic sacral spinal rats with spasticity.},
  author={R. W. Harris and Jacques Bobet and Leo Sanelli and David J. Bennett},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={1124-33}
}
Paralyzed skeletal muscle sometimes becomes faster and more fatigable after spinal cord injury (SCI) because of reduced activity. However, in some cases, pronounced muscle activity in the form of spasticity (hyperreflexia and hypertonus) occurs after long-term SCI. We hypothesized that this spastic activity may be associated with a reversal back to a slower, less fatigable muscle. In adult rats, a sacral (S2) spinal cord transection was performed, affecting only tail musculature and resulting… CONTINUE READING

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