The Comparative Structure and Function of Muscle - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080178455, 9781483280455

The Comparative Structure and Function of Muscle

1st Edition

Authors: Henry Huddart
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483280455
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 406
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Description

The Comparative Structure and Function of Muscle is based upon a series of lectures given at the University of Lancaster over the last seven years, and it follows a natural division into structure, electrophysiology and excitation and mechanical activity. Within each section, an attempt is made to cover all muscle types in as wide a range of animals as the literature will allow. This book comprises 10 chapters, with the first one focusing on the fine structure of skeletal muscle. The following chapters then discuss the fine structure of cardiac and visceral muscle; the innervation of muscle; the ionic basis of the resting potential; the action potential and the activation of muscle; electrical activity and electrochemistry of invertebrate skeletal muscle; electrical activity of invertebrate and vertebrate cardiac muscle; the electrical activity and electrochemistry of visceral muscle; the mechanics of muscle; and excitation-contraction coupling and relaxation. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of anatomy and the health sciences.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Section 1. The Structure of Muscle

Introduction

1 The Fine Structure of Skeletal Muscle

The contractile component

The non-contractile component

Heterogeneity of muscle fibres

2 The Fine Structure of Cardiac and Visceral Muscle

Cardiac muscles

Visceral muscle

3 The Innervation of Muscle

The vertebrate and arthropod pattern

Section 2. The Electrical Activity of Muscle

Introduction

4 The Ionic Basis of the Resting Potential

The ionic hypothesis

The experimental testing of the ionic hypothesis

Membrane structure and permeability

5 The Action Potential and the Activation of Muscle

The sodium hypothesis

Testing of the sodium hypothesisNa

Membrane circuitry

Evocation of the action potential

6 Electrical Activity and Electrochemistry of Invertebrate Skeletal Muscle

Introduction

Nematodes

Annelids

Arachnids

Crustaceans

Insects

Echinoderms

7 Electrical Activity of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Cardiac Muscle

Myogenic hearts

Tunicates

Insects

Molluscs

The vertebrates

Birds

Mammals

Annelids

Crustaceae

Arachnids

The electrochemistry of cardiac muscle

The resting potential

The action potential

8 The Electrical Activity and Electrochemistry of Visceral Muscle

Introduction

The resting potential

The action potential

The innervation, neural control and pharmacology of vertebrate visceral muscle

Innervation, neural control and pharmacology of invertebrate visceral muscle

The electrochemistry of visceral muscle

Section 3. The Mechanical Activity of Muscle

Introduction

9 The Mechanics of Muscle

10 Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Relaxation

Disruption and modification of EC coupling

A Short Glossary of Fine Structural and Physiological

Terminology

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Other Titles in the Zoology Division


Details

No. of pages:
406
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1975
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483280455

About the Author

Henry Huddart

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut