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effect of physical exercise prelabyrinthectomy on locomotor balance compensation in the squirrel monkeyThis study examines the effectiveness of physical exercise, during a prepathology state, on locomotor balance compensation after subsequent unilateral labyrinthectomy in squirrel monkeys. An experimental group underwent 3 hr. of daily running exercise on a treadmill for 3 mo. prior to the surgery, whereas a control group was not exercised. Postoperatively, the locomotor balance function of both groups was tested for 3 mo. There was no significant difference in gait deviation counts in the acute phase of compensation. However, in the chronic compensation maintenance phase, the number of gait deviation counts was fewer in the exercise group, which showed significantly better performance stability.
Document ID
20050000908
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Igarashi, M.
(Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas 77030-3498)
Ohashi, K.
Yoshihara, T.
MacDonald, S.
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Perceptual and motor skills
Volume: 68
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0031-5125
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NS-10940
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Non-NASA Center
NASA Discipline Neuroscience