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The Anatomy and Molecular Architecture of the Neuromuscular Junction

Andrew G. Engel

in Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders

Second edition

Published on behalf of © 2012 by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738670
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199738670.003.0001

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

The Anatomy and Molecular Architecture of the Neuromuscular Junction

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All myasthenic disorders result from structural or functional alterations in one or more components of the NMJ. To facilitate understanding of the mechanisms known to cause these disorders, this chapter reviews the classical anatomic features and current notions of the molecular architecture of the NMJ. The clinical, electrophysical, and pathological aspects of the individual myasthenic disorders are discussed in subsequent chapters.

Chapter.  21694 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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