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The Exceptional Structure of Muscle Spindles in Superficial Lumbrical Muscles of the Cat Hindlimb

  • R. W. Banks
  • L. Decorte
  • F. Emonet-Dénand
  • M. H. Gladden
  • F. Sutherland

Abstract

Histophysiological experiments using the superficial lumbrical muscle of the cat have provided the opportunity to analyse the structure of a large number of spindles (Decorte, Emonet-Dénand, Ginapé & Laporte, 1986). This muscle was initially chosen because of its small size, spindle content and known motor-unit properties (Emonet-Dénand, Hunt, Petit & Pollin, 1988).

Keywords

Muscle Spindle Axonal Conduction Intrafusal Fibre Spindle Structure Chain Fibre 
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References

  1. Decorte, L., Emonet-Dénand, F., Ginapé, M. & Laporte, Y. (1986) Déplétion glycogénetique produite dans les fibres musculaires intrafusales à sac nucléaire par des étirements musculaires brefs de forte amplitude. Comp. Rend Séances l’Acad. Sci. Paris 302, 697–700.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Banks
    • 1
  • L. Decorte
    • 2
  • F. Emonet-Dénand
    • 2
  • M. H. Gladden
    • 3
  • F. Sutherland
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire de NeurophysiologieCollège de FranceParisFrance
  3. 3.Muscle Spindle Physiology Group, I.B.L.S., West Medical BuildingUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK

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