Advances in Muscle Research

Application of Muscle/Nerve Stimulation in Health and Disease

Authors: Vrbová, Gerta, Hudlicka, Olga, Schaefer Centofanti, Kristin

  • Provides a comprehensive explanation of how the neuromuscular system works
  • Lists the effects of muscle activity on the properties of muscle and its blood supply
  • Compares the effects of activity elicited by exercise or electrical stimulation
  • Discusses the effects of electrical stimulation for restoring motor function
  • Offers a practical guide for the use of electrical muscle stimulation
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The first evidence that electrical changes can cause muscles to contract was p- vided by Galvani (1791). Galvani’s ideas about ‘animal electricity’ were explored during the 19th and 20th century when it was firmly established that ‘electricity’ is one of the most important mechanisms used for communication by the nervous system and muscle. These researches lead to the development of ever more soph- ticated equipment that could either record the electrical changes in nerves and muscles, or elicit functional changes by electrically stimulating these structures. It was indeed the combination of these two methods that elucidated many of the basic principles about the function of the nervous system. Following these exciting findings, it was discovered that electrical stimulation and the functions elicited by it also lead to long-term changes in the properties of nerves and particularly muscles. Recent findings help us to understand the mec- nisms by which activity induced by electrical stimulation can influence mature, fully differentiated cells, in particular muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Electrically elicited activity determines the properties of muscle fibres by activating a sequence of signalling pathways that change the gene expression of the muscle. Thus, elect- cal activity graduated from a simple mechanism that is used to elicit muscle c- traction, to a system that could induce permanent changes in muscles and modify most of its characteristic properties.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Plasticity of the Mammalian Motor Unit

    Vrbová, Gerta

    Pages 1-22

  • Cardiovascular System: Changes with Exercise Training and Muscle Stimulation

    Hudlicka, Olga

    Pages 23-53

  • Electrical Stimulation as a Therapeutic Tool to Restore Motor Function

    Vrbová, Gerta (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Electrical Stimulation for Health, Beauty, Fitness, Sports Training and Rehabilitation

    Centofanti, Kristin Schaefer

    Pages 69-116

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7814-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Application of Muscle/Nerve Stimulation in Health and Disease
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Muscle Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8233-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8233-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8232-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7814-8
Series ISSN
1571-5663
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 118
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