Functional Identification of the Perioral Neuromuscular System A Signal Flow Diagram Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1987
Functional Identification of the Perioral Neuromuscular System
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Claudia Blair
    Waisman Center for Mental Retardation and Human Development, Madison, WI
  • Eric Muller
    San Diego State University, CA
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   March 01, 1987
Functional Identification of the Perioral Neuromuscular System
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1987, Vol. 30, 60-70. doi:10.1044/jshr.3001.60
History: Received January 14, 1986 , Accepted August 21, 1986
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1987, Vol. 30, 60-70. doi:10.1044/jshr.3001.60
History: Received January 14, 1986; Accepted August 21, 1986

The components of a neuromuscular system are identified, and anatomical and physiological features of the elements are organized into a signal flow diagram. The elements of the perioral neuromuscular system are described in the context of the system flow diagram developed for a generalized neuromuscular system. Important features of commonality and contrast between limb and perioral systems, and areas of needed research are emphasized. Features of contrast include geometry and insertions of muscles, relative influence of inertial loads, and organization of inputs to motoneurons.

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