Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anaerobic Glycolysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_194


Glycolysis is a metabolic process that yields energy by converting glucose into lactic acid. It occurs in skeletal muscle when the blood supply is not sufficient for aerobic metabolism. The process is less effective than the aerobic metabolism (yields less ATP per mol. of glucose).

 Muscle Pain Model, Ischemia-Induced and Hypertonic Saline-Induced

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