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'This book is a cornerstone of the newly developing field of neuroresearch...will be helpful for neuroscientists and biologists interested in studying fatigue, its basis and mechanisms. The book also deserves to be placed in any medical library.' -Doody's

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Reviewer: Konstantin V. Slavin, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The book summarizes current knowledge on muscle fatigue, its nature and mechanisms, with special emphasis on systemic integration, particularly in cardiorespiratory system. Most of the material was presented at International Symposium on Neural and Neuromuscular Aspects of Muscular Fatigue in Miami in November 1994.
Purpose: The editors put their objective in providing a systematic review of various topics on neurobiology of muscular fatigue and building a reference text in this fast developing area. In view of the growing interest to this area of neuroscience, preparation of such a summary book is certainly timely and valuable. The editors made the book complete, useful, and readable.
Audience: Although the editors direct their book to practicing healthcare professionals, teaching faculty, and biomedical trainees, the book will be more interesting to neurobiologists, neurophysiologists and other neuroscientists, and to lesser degree practicing physicians and surgeons. Authors of the book are the participants of the Miami symposium — scientists from 12 different countries of Europe, North America, and Australia.
Features: The book has many black and white illustrations, mainly graphs and schemes; it has a good set of pertinent references at the end of each chapter; and the index at the end of the book is helpful in finding necessary information. The introduction to each of the nine sections summarizes the contents of the following chapters and gives an overview of the section's subject. The book starts with a tribute to Dr. Bigland-Ritchie, one of the pioneers and most active researchers of the field. The epilogue provides an overview and future directions of the subject.
Assessment: This book is a cornerstone of the newly developing field of neuroresearch, dealing with various aspects of fatigue based on latest scientific data. This comprehensive topic review will be helpful for neuroscientists and biologists interested in studying fatigue, its basis and mechanisms. The book also deserves to be placed in any medical and biological library.
Konstantin V. Slavin
The book summarizes current knowledge on muscle fatigue, its nature and mechanisms, with special emphasis on systemic integration, particularly in cardiorespiratory system. Most of the material was presented at International Symposium on Neural and Neuromuscular Aspects of Muscular Fatigue in Miami in November 1994. The editors put their objective in providing a systematic review of various topics on neurobiology of muscular fatigue and building a reference text in this fast developing area. In view of the growing interest to this area of neuroscience, preparation of such a summary book is certainly timely and valuable. The editors made the book complete, useful, and readable. Although the editors direct their book to practicing healthcare professionals, teaching faculty, and biomedical trainees, the book will be more interesting to neurobiologists, neurophysiologists and other neuroscientists, and to lesser degree practicing physicians and surgeons. Authors of the book are the participants of the Miami symposium -- scientists from 12 different countries of Europe, North America, and Australia. The book has many black and white illustrations, mainly graphs and schemes; it has a good set of pertinent references at the end of each chapter; and the index at the end of the book is helpful in finding necessary information. The introduction to each of the nine sections summarizes the contents of the following chapters and gives an overview of the section's subject. The book starts with a tribute to Dr. Bigland-Ritchie, one of the pioneers and most active researchers of the field. The epilogue provides an overview and future directions of the subject. This book is a cornerstone of thenewly developing field of neuroresearch, dealing with various aspects of fatigue based on latest scientific data. This comprehensive topic review will be helpful for neuroscientists and biologists interested in studying fatigue, its basis and mechanisms. The book also deserves to be placed in any medical and biological library.
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Based on presentations at an international symposium on Neural and Neuromuscular Aspects of Muscular Fatigue, held in Miami, Florida, November 1994, this volume describes the current state of knowledge on the neurobiology of muscle fatigue, covering processes that operate from the forebrain to the contractile proteins. Issues are addressed in nine interrelated areas: fatigue of single muscle fibers; fatigue at the neuromuscular junction; fatigue of single motor units; metabolic fatigue studied with NMR; fatigue of the segmental motor system; fatigue involving suprasegmental mechanisms; the task dependency of fatigue mechanisms; integrative (largely cardiorespiratory) systems issues; and fatigue of adapted systems (due to aging, under-and overuse, and pathophysiology). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Table of Contents

Fatigue of Single Muscle Fibers: Myofibrillar Fatigue vs. Failure of Activation; K.A.P. Edman Fatigue at the Neuromuscular Junction: Fatigue at the Neuromuscular Junction: Branch Point vs. Presynaptic vs. Postsynaptic Mechanisms; G.C. Sieck, Y.S. Prakash Fatigue of Single Motor Units: Intrinsic Properties of Motoneurons: Implications for Muscle Fatigue; A. Sawczuk, et al. Fatigue Studied with NMR Techniques: Bioenergetics and Muscle Cell Types; M.J. Kushmerick The Case for Segmental Motor Mechanisms: Variable frequency Stimulation Patterns for the Optimization of Force during Muscle Fatigue: Muscle Wisdom and the Catchlike Property; S.A. BinderMacleod The Case for Central Fatigue: Central Fatigue: Critical Issues, Quantification and Practical Implications; S.C. Gandevia, et al. Task Dependency of Fatigue Mechanisms: The Significance of Motor Unit Variability in Sustaining Mechanical Output of Muscle; A.J. Sargeant, D.A. Jones Integrative Systems Issues: Fatigue and the Design of the Respiratory System; S.L. Lindstedt, H. Hoppeler Fatigue of Adapted Systems: Overuse, Underuse and Pathophysiology: Fatigue in Adapted Systems: Overuse and Underuse Paradigms; T. Gordon 30 additional articles. Index.

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