The Structure and Function of Muscle

The Structure and Function of Muscle

The Structure and Function of Muscle

The Structure and Function of Muscle

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In this volume we deal mainly with the functional rather than the structural aspects of muscle. However these two aspects are indissoluble. Those who have perused Volume I will have noted a constant referral of structure to function and in this volume a referral of function to structure will be noted. Dr. Andrew Szent-Györgyi's initial chapter in fact deals with the nature of the actual structural units of muscle-- the proteins. In the other chapters the detailed biochemical activity of structures particularized in Volume I is given. Physiological aspects of muscle action and functioning of muscle as part of an integrated organism mediated by the central nervous system and the endocrines and affected by temperature, fatigue, and training all find a place within the pages of Volume II.

This particular volume will be of special interest to biochemists and physiologists and also to neurologists, pathologists, cardiologists, and others concerned with neuromuscular disease in humans and animals, since it provides the norms from which muscular action deviates in pathological conditions.

GEOFFREY H. BOURNE

Department of Anatomy Emory Universiy, Atlanta, Georgia February, 1960 . . .

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