Accelerometry of adductor pollicis muscle
predicts recovery of respiratory function from neuromuscular blockade.
Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the measurement of adductor pollicis muscle
thickness and correlate it with other parameters validated in the identification of the nutritional status.
Along with these neurological findings she had the ensuing physical deformities: complete atrophy of the left hypothenar eminence and adductor pollicis muscle
, as well as the presentation of claw hand, which is a classic representation of an injury to the ulnar nerve.
Slower fatigue and faster recovery of the adductor pollicis muscle
in women matched for strength with men.
Using the fatigue protocol described by Lewis and Fulco (1998), we have recently shown untrained women have a slower rate of inspiratory muscle fatigue than untrained men during intermittent isometric exercise (Gonzales and Scheuermann, 2006), consistent with findings in the adductor pollicis muscle
(Fulco et al.
The authors  found that beginning at the time of menopause in women without hormone replacement there was a dramatic decline in specific force of the adductor pollicis muscle
, which was not observed in women on ORT.
Response of the adductor pollicis muscle
was recorded with the transducer fixed over the distal interphalangeal joint of the thumb after train-of-four (TOF) of the ulnar nerve with supramaximal current (50 to 60 mA, 0.