Muscle Biology: The Life History of a Muscle

English | 2021 | ISBN: ‎ 0128202785 | 214 pages | True pdf, epub | 149.08 MB

Muscle Biology: The Life History of a Muscletells the story of a muscle, from its embryonic origins to its condition at the end of life. This book uses the leg muscle, a tightly knitted group, the quadriceps femoris, which consists of four individual muscles (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius) to provide an in-depth look at skeletal muscle biology. It covers the development of the muscle, muscle pathology, changes in the muscle from training and muscle regeneration.
Muscle Biology: The Life History of a Muscleconveys basic specific information about the various aspects of a muscle’s existence and educates readers to the fact that muscle can be viewed as a continuum of developmental events so that readers get a broad review of the essential ways that muscles adapt to their environment over the course of a lifetime. The book discusses both normal and abnormal changes in the muscle, the mechanisms behind those changes and how to mitigate deleterious changes from disease, ‘normal” aging, and disuse/lack of physical activity. This is a must-have reference for students, researchers and practitioners in need of a comprehensive overview of muscle biology.
Provides an overview of muscle biology over the course of one’s entire lifespan
Explains the important elements of each aspect of muscle biology without drowning the reader in excessive detail
Contains over 300 illustrations and includes chapter summaries

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