inhibitory impulse


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inhibitory impulse

A nerve signal that diminishes the activity of the target it acts upon.
See also: impulse
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Both inhibitory impulses and hyperpolarization current are known to synchronize neural elements leading to the modulation of the nervous system and decreased metabolic activity indicative of the parasympathetic state.
Gradual stimulation of the musculature with progressively more difficult workloads reduces the inhibitory impulses picked-up by the sensory receptors that monitor changes in muscle length.
The progressive stimulation of the musculature with strength-training movements reduces neural inhibitory impulses -- the impulses that are picked up by the sensory receptors that monitor changes in muscle length and serve as protective mechanisms.

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