dive bomber sound
Definition A descriptive term for a sound heard by electromyography which corresponds to a myotonic response-delayed relaxation of the muscle after a maintained contraction or twitch, which is elicited by movement of the needle electrode in the muscle as well as on percussion. In the myotonias–dystrophia myotonica, paramyotonia, myotonia congenita—prolonged trains of potentials occur in response to movement of the electrode.
Synonyms Diving sound, Stuka sound
The term is named after the sound made by the notorious World War II German Junkers Ju-87 (Stuka) bombers when diving, which soldiers regarded as particular terrifying, given there was no way to anticipate where one of the 500-pound bombs would land; a similar sound can be heard on Steppenwolf’s The Pusher.