neuromuscular junction


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Synonyms for neuromuscular junction

the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies

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Increased and decreased activity elicits specific morphological adaptations of the neuromuscular junction.
Many antiepileptics such as phenytoin have well-known adverse effects on neuromuscular junction (NMJ) functions and are thus avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis (1).
The neuromuscular junction is another unit people can now incorporate into those testing modalities.
We only focused on the quantitative monitoring of the neuromuscular junction function as the key for the safe management of the nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxant, both to evaluate recovery and reversal therapy, given the significant non-correlation between the clinical values and the data of this monitoring exercise.
Aside from impairing movement in aging animals, a new functional set point in neuromuscular junctions could put the synapse at risk for developing neurodegeneration - the hallmark of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Mahoney said.
A similar loss-of-function synaptic phenotype was reported for the neuromuscular junction [12].
The muscle contraction mechanism is a complex process where both the nerve and the muscle are involved in a synapse known as the Neuromuscular Junction.
1 describes the combined auto-immune response resulting in destruction of neuromuscular junction in the Lambert-Eaton myaesthenic syndrome.
These toxins block the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, preventing muscle contraction and resulting in a characteristic floppy paralysis.
Our targets in this endeavor, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and related ligand-gated ion channels, are widely distributed throughout the periphery, autonomic ganglia, and neuromuscular junction.
By acting specifically on motor nerve terminals at the neuromuscular junction, it inhibits the release of acetylcholine from the cholinergic nerve endings and exhibits muscle relaxant effects.
It is an uncommon autoimmune syndrome caused by failure of the neuromuscular junction as a result of formation of antibodies against acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors.
5 min, the neuromuscular junction starts to show signs of recovery, or twitches.
Snake venoms cause muscle weakness by binding to the neuromuscular junction both pre- and post-synaptically.
The hospital's latest equipment aids in the assessment of the integrity and function of the brain, nerves, muscles and neuromuscular junction and their disorders.
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