Tonic contraction of calf muscles by non-tetanic stimulation of popliteal nerve in man

Mario Decandia, Marco Schieppati, Bianca Maria Rossini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Repetitive non-tetanic (0.1-1.5/sec) stimulation of the popliteal nerve in man evokes a reflex tonic contraction of the gastrocnemius-soleus muscle. The contraction is accompanied by asynchronous electrical activity of the muscle fibres and by changes in amplitude of the H reflex. An explanation of the phenomenon is suggested in terms of a long neuronal chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-300
Number of pages2
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Tonic contraction of calf muscles by non-tetanic stimulation of popliteal nerve in man'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this