Prolonged skeletal muscle disuse, during space flights and on Earth, produces distinct adaptive changes in the neuromuscular system of human subjects. There is a significant decline in muscle mass and strength, exercise capacity, fatigue resistance, integrated EMG (IEMG) output and time-dependent alterations in the behavior of Hoffman (H) and deep tendon reflexes. The objective of this study was to examine the changes in excitability of segmental motoneuronal network and its influence upon gastrocnemius-soleus (G-S) function in healthy male and female subjects, who underwent either 6 degrees head-down bedrest (HDB) or unilateral cast-immobilization (CIM) for a period of 30 days.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of gravitational physiology : a journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology|
|State||Published - 1995|
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