Disorders of neuromuscular transmission other than myasthenia gravis

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Abstract

Disorders of neuromuscular transmission in humans are caused by a wide variety of agents including systemic diseases, drugs, environmental toxins, animal envenomation, cations, and hormones. Some are genetically determined. Many are of unknown etiology. All such disorders interfere with one or more events in the sequence whereby a nerve impulse excites a muscle action potential. In many disorders of neuromuscular transmission, abnormal fatigue occurs, and some cases respond dramatically to treatment. Investigation of the microphysiology, microanatomy, and pharmacology of both normal and diseased neuromuscular junctions has increased our knowledge of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-353
Number of pages20
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Myasthenia Gravis
Action Potentials
Fatigue
Cations
Hormones
Pharmacology
Muscles
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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Disorders of neuromuscular transmission other than myasthenia gravis. / Swift, Thomas Robert.

In: Muscle & Nerve, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.01.1981, p. 334-353.

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