The influence of blood lactate on brainstem excitability was tested by using the blink reflex (BR) recovery cycle on 18 sprinters. Blood lactate was measured before maximal cycling, at the end, as well as 5 and 10 min after the exhaustion. Blood lactate was associated with a decrement of R2 whereas only small changes were observed after an intravenous infusion of lactate. It seems, therefore, that lactate influences BR mainly by acting at the cortical level. Â© 2013 Informa Healthcare Ltd.
|Titolo:||Brainstem excitability is not influenced by blood lactate levels|
PERCIAVALLE, Vincenzo (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|