The Structure and Function of Muscle V4

The Structure and Function of Muscle V4

Pharmacology and Disease

2nd Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Geoffrey Bourne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161534

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The Structure and Function of Muscle discusses relevant issues that directly affect both the structure and function of the muscular system. These issues are approached from different perspectives, such as biochemical and molecular. This book discusses several factors that can affect the condition and performance of the muscular system, both externally (parasitic and viral infections, nutritional deficiency, drugs) and internally (genetics and muscular degeneration). It also presents several types of myopathies and their distinctive traits compared to other diseases with similar symptoms. This text contains relevant information about the causes and effects of the afflictions of the muscular system. Students, medical practitioners, and researchers specializing in mycology will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to the First Edition

    Contents of Other Volumes

    1. Effect of Drugs on Smooth and Striated Muscles

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Drugs on Nerve Terminals

    III. Postsynaptic Drug Actions

    IV. Drug Effects on Muscle Contraction


    2. Effects of Nutritional Deficiency on Muscle

    I. Introduction

    II. Skeletal Muscle

    III. Cardiac Muscle

    IV. Smooth Muscle

    V. General Considerations


    3. Virus Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Direct Intramuscular Inoculations

    III. Adenoviruses

    IV. Herpesviruses

    V. Poxviruses

    VI. Picornaviruses

    VII. Reoviruses

    VIII. Arboviruses

    IX. Other Viruses

    X. Mycocarditis


    4. Parasitic Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. Protozoal Infections

    III. Helminthic Parasites


    5. Histochemistry of Skeletal Muscle and Changes in Some Muscle Diseases

    I. Introduction

    II. Oxidative Enzymes

    III. Esterases

    IV. Phosphatases

    V. 5-Nucleotidase

    VI. Other Phosphatases

    VII. ATPases

    VIII. Sulfhydryl and Disulfide Groups

    IX. Protein-Bound Primary Amino Groups

    X. Oxidative-Schiff Procedures

    XI. Fat in Skeletal Muscle


    6. Myopathy, The Pathological Changes in Intrinsic Diseases of Muscles

    I. Introduction

    II. Varieties of Change in Pathological Muscle

    III. Distinction between Neuropathic and Myopathic Changes in Muscle

    IV. The Muscular Dystrophies

    V. Myopathies of Infants

    VI. Polymyositis and Related Conditions

    VII. Muscle Diseases Associated with Systemic and Metabolic Disorders

    VIII. Myasthenia Gravis

    IX. Myoglobinuria

    X. Nemaline Myopathy

    XL Myopathy from Local Trauma

    XII. Myopathy in Animals


    7. Clinical Aspects of Some Diseases of Muscle

    I. Introduction

    II. Some General Clinical Features

    III. The Muscular Dystrophies

    IV. Muscular Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood

    V. Inflammatory Diseases of Muscle

    VI. Metabolic Myopathies

    VII. Muscular Disorders Associated with Malignant Disease

    VIII. Myasthenia Gravis


    8. Genetic Aspects of Muscular and Neuromuscular Diseases

    I. Basis for the Selection of 139 Genetically Determined Disorders of the Nervous and Neuromuscular Systems

    II. Genetic Terminology and the Risk of Affection in Relatives According to Pattern of Transmission

    III. Linkage

    IV. Incidence

    V. Brief Descriptions of Genetically Determined Disorders of the Nervous and Neuromuscular System

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161534

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Geoffrey Bourne

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