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Acute effects of vibration on rat-tail nerves.
Govindaraju S; Curry B; Bain J; Riley D
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dong R, Krajnak K, Wirth O, Wu J, eds. Morgantown: WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-140, 2006 Jun; :61-62
Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) affects industrial workers exposed to long term hand-transmitted vibration from powered-tools. Peripheral neuropathy is a major component of the symptom complex of HAVS. Long term exposure to vibration causes myelin damage in peripheral nerves and reduces nerve conduction velocities in rats. This study addresses the effects of acute vibration at constant acceleration of 49 m/s2 on myelinated fibers in peripheral nerves in Sprague-Dawley male rats using the 'rat-tail vibration mode,' which simulates hand-transmitted vibration.
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Neurovascular-disorders; Power-tools; Animal-studies; Animals; Laboratory-animals
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Dong R; Krajnak K; Wirth O; Wu J
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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