Muscles, Masses and Motion: The Physiology of Normality, Hypotonicity, Spasticity and Rigidity

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Cambridge University Press, 1992 - Medical - 220 pages
This book reviews current understanding of normal muscle tone and how it differs in spastic, thixotropic and hypotonic patients. The book contains practical advice on measuring the postural system and will be of interest to pediatricians and also to physiologists involved in investigating muscle tone.
 

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Contents

DISPLACEMENT AS THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
38
FEEDBACKINDUCED CHANGES
59
MEASUREMENTS OF STIFFNESS AND INERTIA IN ABSOLUTE
67
A TIMEDEPENDENT STIFFNESS
78
HYPOTONIA
103
THE USE OF ABRUPTLY ALTERNATING TORQUES
118
RIGIDITY SPASTICITY AND OTHER CONDITIONS
133
WHOLE BODY VIBRATIONS AND INTEGRATIVE ASPECTS
166
GLOSSARY OF BIOMECHANICAL TERMS
191
REFERENCES
205
INDEX
215
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