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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 720246, 8 pages
Age-Related Increase in Electromyography Burst Activity in Males and Females
1Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, 5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 2E1
2Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A8
3Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1V 1V7
Received 16 June 2013; Accepted 10 July 2013
Academic Editor: Iris Reuter
Copyright © 2013 Olga Theou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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