Alpha motor neuron

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  • Jenbrassik Case Study

    1. The Jendrassik maneuver played a major role on the patellar reflex. One of the prevailing hypotheses has to deal with the alpha-gamma co-activation theory. It states that the alpha motor neurons activates the motor tone, which leads to the spindles providing feedback to the brain. This process is done by the gamma motor neurons, who are in charge of controlling the stimulation of the cerebellum. Also, both the alpha and gamma motor neurons meet at the same effector muscles. Furthermore, when the extrafusal fibers of the muscle spindle contract, the intrafusal fibers change length in correlation to the muscle tone to activate the feedback to the brain, which is done by the gamma neurons. The feedback process is performed by afferent neurons located in the spinocerebellar tract, in which they relay the message to the central nervous system regarding the length and tension of the muscle fibers.…

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  • HCSMA Case Studies

    Case Study: Hereditary Canine Spinal Muscular Atrophy Genetic Background Hereditary canine spinal muscular atrophy (HCSMA) is proven to be an autosomal-dominate disease that affects most noticeably the Brittany spaniel (Pinter MJ, Waldeck RF, Wallace N, & Cork LC, Motor Unit Behavior in Canine Motor Neuron Disease, 1995). HCSMA originated as a spontaneous mutation in the Survivor Motor Neutron gene found in the purebred Brittany spaniel population (Ericsson. A & Rubin. C, 2012). Due to the…

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  • The Importance Of Friendship In O Brien

    This bond that the soldiers formed helped them to survive, and helped the men of Alpha Company to cope with the war after they returned to the United States. "The bond that men form with each other in the heat of battle is incomprehensible to those who have not experienced warfare for themselves...You make close friends. You become part of a tribe and you share the same blood - you give it together, you take it together." (O'Brien, 192) This bond of friendship helps the men of Alpha…

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  • Skill Development Among Student Affairs Professionals Analysis

    increasing in different career fields, which is why knowing how to correctly use technology is beneficial to professionals. Communication is a skill needed to work with your employer and others, such as students to successfully complete tasks and cater to students’ needs. In student affairs, possessing the skill “student conduct” is important because you are working day-to-day with students. The skill “personnel management” would be beneficial for senior student affairs officers when managing…

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  • Men Influence On African American Society

    All throughout grade school, I have learned how African American men greatly influenced our society. Mr. Andrew Young, Mr. Thurgood Marshall, and Mr. Jessie Owens are all prime examples of men who were essential to the growth and development of the African American race. These men have played a large role in breaking social constructs within our communities. They are prominent figures in history, and furthermore, members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The majority of the men I…

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  • Religious Groups: Religious Group Observational Community Church Group

    The main composition of this group is religion being a church group. We all go to Antioch community church and consider ourselves either Christians or Jesus Followers. This was an intentional result from careful recruiting at Sunday service or by ways of socialization or assimilation once a person starts to attend the Lifegroup or Section. I know when I first started to attend Lifegroup; I was not a devoted Christian. I believed in God and Jesus, but practiced no rituals or norms associated with…

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  • Natural Born Leaders

    Alpha Males: Natural Born Leaders There are several movie characters that hold great standing, but then, they are fewer characters that possess a reputation that is erected on just moments that would reflect on how I feel about myself; Robert DeNiro is that person whose on-screen body language makes him a natural born leader, and the mannerisms help to boost his alpha male persona, which propels his characters to another level. Furthermore, he captures the personalities that he is projecting,…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Hazing And Drinking

    since the 1400 but did not become prevalent in black fraternities and sororities until Alpha Phi Alpha was founded in 1906 and Alpha Kappa Alpha in 1908. Then later on when the rest of the divine nine was founded. “ Kimbrough, Walter M. "Adults Influence Violent Hazing at Black Fraternities, Says HBCU President." BET.com. 18 Mar. 2014. Web. 13 May 2016. “ The things the pledges did to become a part of these organization were unbelievable. The minimum hazing antics were learning poems and…

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  • Skeletal Muscle Lab Report

    Movements propagated by skeletal muscle both simple and complex also require interaction with nerve. The nerves and muscle work together to help us do out conscious task with ease. The purpose of this lab is to identify how changes in such variables will affect the properties of the muscle in a human flexor digitorium superficialis (FDS) and to extrapolate the nerve changes from a sciatic nerve of a frog. Neurons are excitable cells structural features such as dendrites, cell body and axon.…

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  • Cause And Effect Of Ammonia Essay

    amount can leak through the blood-brain barrier , but if the levels of NH3 in blood are very high, then more of it will enter. An excess of ammonia is toxic and causes neurological disorders and damages, leading to a condition called Encephalopathy. As listed in the case, possible symptoms are disorientation, lethargy, slurred speech, behavior change and also motor skills impairments such as Asterixis and hyperreflexia. Brain hyperammonemia initiates a series of reactions with major…

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