subtetanic

sub·te·tan·ic

(sŭb'te-tan'ik),
Denoting tonic muscular spasms or convulsions that are not entirely sustained but have brief remissions.

subtetanic

(sŭb″tē-tăn′ĭk) [″ + Gr. tetanikos, suffering from tetanus]
Moderately tetanic.

sub·te·tan·ic

(sŭb'te-tan'ik)
Denoting tonic muscular spasms or convulsions that are not entirely sustained but have brief remissions.
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A recent report on a new NMES approach has demonstrated that repeated application of low-frequency currents to elicit subtetanic isometric contractions in leg muscles results in significant aerobic training effects in SCI [17-18].
Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to investigate alterations in body composition (BC) and spasticity following 8 wk of training with the subtetanic NMES application.
Subtetanic contractions in the quadriceps and hamstrings were elicited using a battery-powered muscle stimulator (NT2010, Biomedical Medical Research; Galway, Ireland).
The principal finding of this study was that an 8 wk training program with a subtetanic NMES protocol for the quadriceps and hamstrings resulted in a significant increase in LBM and a significant decrease in spasticity in a cohort of adults with SCI.