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Myology: Basic and Clinical.

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By Engel Andrew G., Banker Betty Q.. . 2159 pages. McGraw-Hill Book Company; , New York: , 1986.. $200.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):819. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-819_2
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The intricate anatomy of the motor unit serves as the framework for this two-volume book. The three sections of Part One follow closely the pathway of the motor nerve action potential, its transformation into chemical synaptic transmission, and the activation of muscle contraction. The anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the motor unit are explored in great detail. Each chapter, authored by an expert, presents the material in a remarkably uniform style. Each subject is developed with a major emphasis on the history of ideas and the application of technology that allowed the observations to be made. For example, after defining

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