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Document ID (ISN)41270
CIS number 84-208
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mutti A., Ferri F., Lommi G., Lotta S., Lucertini S., Franchini I.
Title n-Hexane-induced changes in nerve conduction velocities and somatosensory evoked potentials
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.51, No.1, p.45-54. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The cerebral evoked responses to 256 electrical stimulations of the median nerve were averaged in 15 women from a shoe factory and 15 controls. Maximal motor conduction velocity and distal sensory conduction velocities were significantly reduced in the exposed workers. Some components of the somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) had an increased latency. Results were not completely consistent. SEP may give additional information on nervous function even in subjects with peripheral neuropathy. SEP results suggested some neurotoxic effects of n-hexane on the central nervous system too.
Descriptors (primary) hexane; organic solvents; sensorimotor activities; shoe industry; nervous conduction
Descriptors (secondary) nerve stimulation tests; comparative study; conduction velocity; motor fibre conductivity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry