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Strength Changes in Hemiparesis: Measurements and Mechanisms

  • S. C. Gandevia


This chapter is concerned, first, with describing the changes in voluntary muscle strength which occur following hemiparesis and, second, with a brief consideration of some of the central and peripheral factors which contribute to the absolute forces measured in hemiparesis.


Motor Cortex Shoulder Abduction Distal Muscle Strength Change Motoneuron Pool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Gandevia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, The Prince Henry Hospital and Prince of Wales Medical Research InstituteUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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