2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Study of motor nerve conduction of ulnar nerve in healthy individuals of different temperaments
Author(s): Saad Ahmed, Lubna Fatima and Shamim
Unani physicians described various parameters or signs through which the state of temperament (Bilious, Sanguineous, Phlegmatic or Melancholic) of any individual can be recognized. These parameters are related with the morphological, physiological and psychological conditions of the individual. Functions of the body (one of the parameters) is considered as important in assessing the temperament of an individual as quickness of the body in reaction to stimuli is the evidence of preponderance of heat state in the body e.g. certain people are quickly affected by cold air and winter season and cold things, while others do not get affected by them but they are affected by hot things. When the functions are rapid such as rapid movements of organs and rapid growth of hair and eruption of teeth, they show excess of heat. If the functions are dull, weak and inactive or slow, they indicate coldness. In this study, motor nerve conduction of ulnar nerve was taken to assess the swiftness/sluggishness of motor functions of individuals by observing the motor nerve conduction velocity levels and it was observed that the mean MNCV in hot temperament subjects i.e. Bilious and Sanguineous was higher i.e. 63.17843 with S.D. ±4.585162 and mean MNCV in Cold temperament subjects i.e. Phlegmatic and Melancholic was lower i.e. 57.89882 with S.D. ± 5.055363. It may be concluded that persons having hot temperaments (Bilious and Sanguineous) would be having faster motor functions as compared to those having cold temperaments (Phlegmatic and Melancholic), which is in accordance of ancient Unani scholars’ view.
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Saad Ahmed, Lubna Fatima and Shamim. Study of motor nerve conduction of ulnar nerve in healthy individuals of different temperaments. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 1160-1163.