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Table 1 Summary of dependent variables at each measurement interval

From: Quadriceps arthrogenic muscle inhibition: the effects of experimental knee joint effusion on motor cortex excitability

  Baseline 1 Baseline 2 Post-infusion
MEP area    
Resting 1.00 ± 0.00 1.05 ± 0.08 1.42 ± 0.13*
Active 1.00 ± 0.00 1.10 ± 0.07 1.30 ± 0.11*
SICI    
Resting 0.38 ± 0.04 0.39 ± 0.04 0.39 ± 0.04
Active 0.75 ± 0.06 0.69 ± 0.04 0.76 ± 0.05
ICF    
Resting 3.10 ± 0.37 3.35 ± 0.53 3.49 ± 0.56
Active 1.61 ± 0.19 1.62 ± 0.22 1.71 ± 0.24
CSP duration (ms) 135 ± 6.06 134 ± 5.97 126 ± 5.93*
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard error of the mean. *Significant difference from baseline 1 (P <0.05). MEP, motor evoked potential area (normalised to baseline 1); SICI, short interval intracortical inhibition (conditioned/unconditioned MEP); ICF, intracortical facilitation (conditioned/unconditioned MEP); CSP, cortical silent period.