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motoneuron

[¦mōd·ə′nu̇r‚än]
(physiology)
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With training, individuals with DS are able to increase the intensity with which they activate their motoneurons, recruiting a larger number of motor units and generating more force, showing that they can improve certain aspects in their motor performance with practice and therapeutic intervention.
Ciliary neurotrophic factor arrests muscle and motoneuron degeneration in androgen-insensitive rats.
1998; Thompson and Salter 1987) and neuromuscular disorders--hemiplegic cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, chronic stage of poliomyelitis, and central motoneuron lesions other than cerebral palsy such as brain or spinal cord tumors or infections (Beals 1969; Bobroff et al.
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A preliminary study into the criterion validity of the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale using the new measure of the alpha motoneuron excitability in spastic hemiplegia.
Mean values of the parameter is registered increasing in all groups to be the evidence for multiplication of motor units of the motoneuron pool involved in the reflex response.
It was speculated that muscle spindles may be the only possible proprioceptors of which acuity might be systematically modulated through the gamma motoneuron (2).
Quantitative studies of chronic facilitation in human motoneuron pools.
With sufficient input to the motoneuron cell body, an electrical signal will be sent from the spinal cord to the neuromuscular junction (the synapse between the alphamotoneuron and the muscle), creating a contraction in the stretched muscle (Fig.
4), (9) El cromosoma 5 tiene dos genes, SMN1 y SMN2 (SMN: Survival Motoneuron Gene).
Treatment of motoneuron degeneration by intracerebroventricular delivery of VEGF in a rat model of ALS.