afterdischarge


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af·ter·dis·charge

(af'ter-dis'charj),
Persistance of response of muscle or neural elements after cessation of stimulation. Myotonia is a clinical manifestation of prolonged muscle afterdischarge.

afterdischarge

(af″tĕr-dis″charj″)
The discharge of impulses from a reflex center after stimulation of the receptor has ceased. It results in prolongation of the response.

af·ter·dis·charge

, after-discharge (aftĕr-dischahrj)
Persistance of response of muscle or neural elements after cessation of stimulation. Myotonia is a clinical manifestation of prolonged muscle afterdischarge.
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Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies are usually normal, but repetitive afterdischarges following the compound muscle action potential (M-wave), H-reflex, or F-wave may be observed (3,8,10).
Evidence consistent with a pain-generating mechanism following injury include (1) the existence of hyperactivity in the spinal cord and thalamus of patients with SCI [43,58-59], (2) effectiveness of local anesthetics in alleviating pain when delivered to the injured cord [41,60], and (3) sensitization and prolonged afterdischarges of spinal sensory neurons following SCI [25,31,42,61-62].