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Flashcards in W22-L1: Locomotion and Posture Deck (6):
1

What is muscle fibrillation?

tiny contraction cause by activity of a single muscle cell - can be due to hypersensitivity, increased AChr expression

2

What is muscle fasciculation?

groups of muscle fibres contracting involuntarily, probably a motor unit synaptically activating due to spontaneous activation of a degenerating MN / axon

3

What do vestibulospinal tracts have a role in?

Maintaining posture

4

What do reticulospinal tracts have a role in?

controls muscles of the midline (posture control)

5

What do colliculospinal tracts have a role in?

Orientating towards stimulus

6

What do ventromedial white matter tracts have a role in compared to lateral white matter tracts

Posture rather than limb movement

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