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A normal group II input reaching hyperexcitable Patients with spinal cord lesions motoneurones would produce an increased reflex More variable results have been reported in these response purchase eurax 20 gm otc, and this would be similarly suppressed by patients (Remy-Neris´ et al. It is therefore important that changes the group I and II peaks were both significantly produced by monoamine agonists on the group II enhanced, with a greater increase in the late group II excitation have been observed without concomi- peak(Fig. Insomepatients, tant changes in motoneurone excitability (Maupas however,theincreasewaslimitedtotheearlygroupI et al. Clonidine(another 2 noradren- Stretch-induced group II-mediated medium- ergic agonist injected intrathecally) decreased the latency responses in leg muscles spasticity and suppressed both peaks of peroneal- induced facilitation of the quadriceps H reflex, the During free stance these responses are reduced suppression of the late peak being more promi- in spastic patients with supramedullary injuries nent (Fig. Nardone, Corna Conclusions &Schieppati(2001a)presumedthatthenormalregu- lation involves inhibitory descending control on the There is evidence for increased peroneal-induced locus coeruleus, leading to decreased monoaminer- group II excitation of quadriceps motoneurones in gic gating of group II afferents (cf. The finding that monoamine ago- this normal descending regulation after stroke could nists suppress the facilitation produced by group II therefore account for the weaker group II excita- afferents more than that produced by group I affer- tion during perturbations to stance (cf. Evidence for increased propriospinally mediated group I-group II excitation Possible mechanisms underlying changes in group II-mediated responses Stroke patients Stroke patients The early non-monosynaptic group I and late group IIperoneal-inducedfacilitationsofthequadricepsH Loss of the corticospinal excitation of feed- reflexareincreasedtoasimilarextentontheaffected back inhibitory interneurones (cf. There is no Oral intake of tizanidine reduced the spasticity and experimental evidence for tonic corticospinal con- produced,ontheaffectedside,adecreaseinthedeep trol of feedback inhibitory interneurones, but this peroneal-induced facilitation of the quadriceps H mechanism would provide a simple explanation for reflex. The decrease was more marked for the late why the early group I and late group II peaks of Studies in patients 323 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Fig. Group Ia and group II afferents from tibialis anterior (TA) in the deep peroneal nerve (DPN) and from the quadriceps (Q) in the femoral nerve (FN) converge on common propriospinal neurones (PN) projecting to Q motoneurones (MN). PNs are inhibited by feedback inhibitory interneurones (Inhib IN) fed by Ia and group II afferents, and project also to g motoneurones (positive feedback through the g loop). Corticospinal projections are more potent (thick line) on inhibitory INs than on PNs and Q MNs. The noradrenergic (NA) gating of group II excitation from the locus coeruleus (Loc Coer) is represented (thick dotted line), and it is assumed that there is descending inhibitory control on the locus coeruleus.

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