Nerve-Muscle Interaction / Edition 2

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This thorough, advanced review of the interactions between motoneurones and muscles in vertebrates discusses the significance of nerve-muscle interactions for the normal development and maintenance of the vertebrate neuromuscular system and reviews the consequences of their disruption.

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'A small book, but full with many precise details of the higher interest for the specialists in myology and neurology.'
Cellular and Molecular Biology
'This is an excellent reference source and would be a valuable purchase for libraries and those involved in neuromuscular research.'
Physiotherapy Journal
An advanced review of the interactions between motorneurones and muscles in vertebrates, integrating results from various disciplines. Covers the development of motorneurones and muscles; the significance of nerve-muscle interactions for the development of the neuromuscular systems; tonic and phasic muscle fibers of birds; nerve regeneration and muscle reinnervation; and the importance of neuromuscular activity in development. For researchers, neurophysiologists, and pathologists. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412404900
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/8/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition. Preface to first edition. Acknowledgements. 1. Early development of muscle. 2. Development of motoneurones. 3. Encounter of motor nerves with muscle fibres. 4. Tonic and phasic mucle fibres of lower vertebrates and birds. 5. Mammalian muscles and motor units. 6. Emergence of the mammalian motor unit. 7. Plasticity of muscles and their motor units. 8. Axotomy: effects on motoneurones, nerves and muscles. 9. Nerve regeneration and muscle reinnervation. 10. Disturbances of nerve-muscle interactions and their consequences. Index.

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