The Influence of Load on the Short Latency Hit Reflex Evoked by a Mechanical Stimulus in Man
The intensity of a reflex reaction to a mechanical stimulus, which involves mechanoreceptors, may depend on the type of stimulus: its point of application, its type and its parameters, namely its rise time, duration and its shape. A short latency reflex reaction (Matthews, 1986) depends on the excitability conditions in motoneuron pools of activated muscles and the mechanical stimulus parameters. Tatton (1985) concluded that the amplitude of the reaction is proportional to the background activity and to the velocity of the applied stimulus.
KeywordsExternal Load Mechanical Stimulus Short Latency Extensor Muscle Biceps Brachii
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