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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Whether through bilateral reverberating excitatory afterdischarges, as in the prey capture of Clione, or triggering the multi-phasic feeding motor programs of Aplysia, GABAergic signaling can generate prolonged responses to brief stimuli.
Additionally, due to the afterdischarge effect noted by Mandell, this pattern progressively increases the body's tolerance for higher levels of energy.
Mandell (1980) discusses the physiology of transcendence, suggesting that a variety of altered states, including mystical, ecstatic, and spiritual experiences, may be manifestations of a brain-wave pattern featuring high-voltage, slow-wave hippocampal-septal hypersynchrony (HSHH) that lasts for long periods of afterdischarge. Winkelman (1986) also verifies that the SSC is a state of parasympathetic dominance featuring the HSHH pattern.
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).