Mechanically evoked perioral reflexes in premature and term human infants

Steven M Barlow, Anna Dusick, Donald S. Finan, Shirley Coltart, Amitava Biswas

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Abstract

Neurophysiological assessment of the preterm human neonatal oromotor system has been limited due to their fragile medical state, and methodological limitations. A new, noninvasive technology known as the actifier was developed and used to evoke perioral motor unit activity during non-nutritive suck in preterm infants. A significant ontologic trend for the early component of the perioral reflex (R1) was discovered in the context of spontaneous, centrally-patterned oromotor behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Volume899
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2001

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Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Mechanical stimulation
  • Non-nutritive suck
  • Orbicularis oris
  • Premature infant
  • Sensorimotor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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Mechanically evoked perioral reflexes in premature and term human infants. / Barlow, Steven M; Dusick, Anna; Finan, Donald S.; Coltart, Shirley; Biswas, Amitava.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 899, No. 1-2, 27.04.2001, p. 251-254.

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Barlow, Steven M ; Dusick, Anna ; Finan, Donald S. ; Coltart, Shirley ; Biswas, Amitava. / Mechanically evoked perioral reflexes in premature and term human infants. In: Brain Research. 2001 ; Vol. 899, No. 1-2. pp. 251-254.
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