The Effect of Short-term Muscle Fatigue on the Masseteric Silent Period

R. A. Dale, John D Rugh, M. R. Hanley

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It has been reported that masticatory pain and dysfunction patients have an increased silent period duration. It has also been reported that conditions of the muscles, such as fatigue, may be causative factors in the masticatory pain and dysfunction syndrome. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of experimental, short-term muscle fatigue on the silent period duration. Analysis of the data from group results indicated that short-term muscle fatigue did not significantly alter the silent period duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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  • Dentistry(all)

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