The circuitry of the human spinal cord : spinal and corticospinal mechanisms of movement [E-Book] / Emmanuel Pierrot-Deseilligny, David Burke.
Pierrot-Deseilligny, Emmanuel, (author)
Burke, D. J., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
1 online resource (xxiii, 606 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • General methodology
  • Monosynaptic Ia excitation, homosynaptic depression and transcortical Ia excitation
  • Fusimotor mechanisms, muscle spindles and their role in the control of movement
  • Recurrent inhibition
  • Reciprocal Ia inhibition
  • Ib pathways
  • Group II pathways
  • Presynaptic inhibition of Ia terminals
  • Cutaneomuscular, withdrawal and flexor reflex afferent ('FRA') responses
  • Propriospinal transmission of descending motor commands
  • Spinal and corticospinal pathways in different movements
  • Spinal and corticospinal pathways in stance and gait
  • Plasticity in spinal and corticospinal pathways
  • Contribution of spinal pathways to the pathophysiology of movement disorders.