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Microgravity effects on 'postural' muscle activity patternsChanges in neuromuscular activation patterns associated with movements made in microgravity can contribute to muscular atrophy. Using electromyography (EMG) to monitor 'postural' muscles, it was found that free floating arm flexions made in microgravity were not always preceded by neuromuscular activation patterns normally observed during movements made in unit gravity. Additionally, manipulation of foot sensory input during microgravity arm flexion impacted upon anticipatory postural muscle activation.
Document ID
19950029079
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Layne, Charles S. (KRUG Life Sciences, Houston, TX US, United States)
Spooner, Brian S. (Kansas State Univ. Manhattan, KS, US, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Life sciences and space research 25 (1). Gravitational biology; Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F of the COSPAR Plenary Meeting, 29th, Washington, DC, Aug. 28-Sep. 5, 1992. A95-60632
Volume: 14
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0273-1177
ISBN: 0273-1177
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2328
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1197
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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IDRelationTitle19950029033Analytic PrimaryLife Sciences and Space Research 25 (1). Gravitational Biology; Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F of the COSPAR Plenary Meeting, 29th, Washington, DC, Aug. 28-Sep. 5, 1992