Scanning Electron Microscopic Identification of Motor and Sensory Endings on Teased Intrafusal Muscle Fibers

  • J. M. Schröder
  • H. Bodden
  • A. Hamacher
  • C. Verres

Abstract

Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies of intrafusal muscle fibers and their various sensory and motor nerve endings are not available thus far although SEM greatly increases the resolution power for analyzing surface structures in comparison to light microscopic preparations. Progress was inhibited by the difficulty of isolating (teasing) muscle spindles as well as by problems of separating the intrafusal muscle fibers and nerve terminals from the inner and outer spindle capsules.

Keywords

Nerve Fiber Schwann Cell Muscle Spindle Sensory Ending Intrafusal Muscle Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Schröder
    • 1
  • H. Bodden
    • 1
  • A. Hamacher
    • 1
  • C. Verres
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuropathologyRWTHAachenFed. Rep. Germany

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