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Firing patterns of gastrocnemius motor units in the decerebrate cat

Authors
  • R. E. Burke
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1968
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PMC
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Abstract

1. The patterns of medial gastrocnemius (MG) motor unit firing in response to MG muscle stretch have been studied in decerebrate cats, using intracellular recording techniques. In most of the units, the motoneurone axonal conduction velocity and cell input resistance were measured, and the maximum amplitude and wave form of the group Ia composite EPSP evoked by MG nerve stimulation were determined. The mechanical properties of the muscle unit portion of each motor unit were also studied.

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