after discharge

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Sports and Exercise Medicine


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The continued contraction of a muscle for a second or more after the stimulus from an afferent neurone stops. An afferent neurone has a network of connections with a number of interneurones, which transmit impulses along different routes to the motor neurones that serve a muscle. After a strong stimulus, impulses arrive at the neuromuscular junction at different times, resulting in the muscle having a prolonged contraction.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.