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Fibers, Endplates and Acetylcholine Receptors in Limb, Abdominal, Laryngeal and Diaphragm Muscles in the Cat

  • C. Ibebunjo
  • C. Srikant
  • F. Donati
Conference paper

Abstract

The duration of action of muscle relaxant drugs is longer in muscles composed of large diameter fibers but the reasons are not clear.1 We investigated whether properties of the neuromuscular junction such as endplate size, the endplate to fiber size ratio, acetylcholine receptor (AChR) number or AChR density are related to fiber size to account for this finding.

Keywords

Acetylcholine Receptor Neuromuscular Junction Rectus Abdominis Fiber Size Small Fiber 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    British Journal of Anaesthesia 71: 732–733, 1993.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ibebunjo
    • 1
  • C. Srikant
    • 2
  • F. Donati
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of AnaesthesiaMcGill University and Royal Victoria HospitalMontrealQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Departments of MedicineMcGill University and Royal Victoria HospitalMontrealQuebecCanada

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