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dc.creatorNavallas Irujo, Javieres_ES
dc.creatorRodríguez Falces, Javieres_ES
dc.creatorStålberg, Erikes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-23T11:49:46Z
dc.date.available2019-10-23T11:49:46Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/35291
dc.description.abstractThe study of the anatomy and physiology of the motor unit has important implications in the diagnosis and follow-up of neuromuscular pathologies. Muscle action potentials allow the use of electrophysiological techniques based on electromyography (EMG) to make inferences about muscle structure, state and behaviour. Scanning EMG is one such technique that can record the temporal and spatial distribution of electrical activity of a single motor unit, allowing for deep insight into the structure and function of motor units. In this chapter, we describe the scanning EMG technique in detail, both from a technical and clinical point of view. A brief review of the motor unit anatomy and physiology is provided in Section 2. The technique, the apparatus setup, the recording procedure and the signal processing required are described in Section 3. Key results of studies using scanning EMG are reviewed in Section 4, including findings related to motor unit organisation in normal muscle and how changes due to pathology are reflected using this electrophysiological technique. Finally, Section 5 provides some hints regarding the use of scanning EMG in research.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Regional Health Ministry of the Government of Navarre under the project 1312/2010.en
dc.format.extent22 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherInTechOpenen
dc.relation.ispartofEMG methods for evaluating muscle and nerve function, Mr. Mark Schwartz (Ed.). InTech, 2012. ISBN: 978-953-307-793-2en
dc.rights© 2012 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
dc.subjectScanning electromyographyen
dc.subjectMotor uniten
dc.titleScanning electromyographyen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookParten
dc.typeCapítulos de libro / Liburuen kapituluakes
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónicaes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Ingeniaritza Elektriko eta Elektronikoa Sailaeu
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rights.accessRightsAcceso abierto / Sarbide irekiaes
dc.identifier.doi10.5772/25975
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.5772/25975
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
dc.type.versionVersión publicada / Argitaratu den bertsioaes
dc.contributor.funderGobierno de Navarra / Nafarroako Gobernua, 1312/2010es


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© 2012 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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