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Some Central and Peripheral Factors Affecting Human Motoneuronal Output in Neuromuscular Fatigue1

Overview of attention for article published in Sports Medicine, February 1992
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Title
Some Central and Peripheral Factors Affecting Human Motoneuronal Output in Neuromuscular Fatigue1
Published in
Sports Medicine, February 1992
DOI 10.2165/00007256-199213020-00004
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Authors

S.C. Gandevia

Abstract

Fatigue may be defined as a reduction in the maximal force-generating capacity of a muscle. It may result from peripheral processes distal to the neuromuscular junction and from central processes controlling the discharge rate of motoneurons. When assessed with a sensitive test using twitch interpolation, most 'maximal' voluntary contractions approach but do not attain optimal muscle output. During fatigue, reflex inputs from intramuscular receptors may contribute to a decline in motor unit discharge rate--a decline which optimises force production during maximal efforts. Further studies should investigate how the central nervous system controls the discharge rate of motor units during fatigue produced by different forms of exercise.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 3%
United States 2 3%
Malaysia 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 54 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 25%
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 17%
Professor 6 10%
Student > Master 5 8%
Other 14 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 25 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 17%
Engineering 7 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Neuroscience 4 7%
Other 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2008.
All research outputs
#3,659,964
of 12,577,945 outputs
Outputs from Sports Medicine
#1,416
of 2,128 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,688
of 275,232 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Sports Medicine
#23
of 30 outputs
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