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Nerve and muscle

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588442.003.0004

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Nerve and muscle

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Overview Cells of the nervous system - The peripheral nervous system: somatic nervous system - The peripheral nervous system: autonomic nervous system - - Nerve conduction Resting membrane potential - The action potential - Anaesthesia - - Synaptic transmission Neuromuscular transmission - Neuromuscular transmission: drug intervention - Neuromuscular transmission: drug intervention - Interneuronal synapses - Ganglionic synaptic transmission in the autonomic nervous system - Synaptic transmission at the post-ganglionic parasympathetic nerve terminal - Clinical use of muscarinic agonists and antagonists - Synaptic transmission at the post-ganglionic sympathetic nerve terminal - Therapeutic uses of α and β agonists - Non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic nerves in the PNS - - Muscle Skeletal muscle - Cardiac muscle - Smooth muscle - - Pathology Demyelination of neurones - Myasthenia gravis - Motor neurone disease - Spinal cord damage - -

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Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Anatomy

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