Effects of activity on some physiological properties of skeletal muscles
The mechanism by which the motor nerve exerts its influence on some contractile and biochemical properties of skeletal muscle were discussed. Evidence to show that the contractile and biochemical characteristics of skeletal muscle are determined by the particular pattern of activity that is imposed upon the muscle by its motor nerve is presented- Each motoneurone can in this way induce in the muscle fibres it supplies the development of those properties that will match its particular activity pattern.
Key wordsskeletal muscle activity contractile and biochemical properties
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