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Prevention of skeletal muscle wasting: disuse atrophy and sarcopenia

Citation
Brooks N & Myburgh KH (2012) Prevention of skeletal muscle wasting: disuse atrophy and sarcopenia. In: Cseri J (ed.) Skeletal Muscle - From Myogenesis to Clinical Relations. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, pp. 167-188. http://www.intechopen.com/books/skeletal-muscle-from-myogenesis-to-clinical-relations

Abstract
First paragraph: Skeletal muscle plays a considerable role in health and disease. Muscle mass is essential for health and survival and plays a major role in mobility as well as morbidity and mortality. There is continual synthesis and degradation of proteins as part of normal metabolism and homeostasis. Equally remarkable, is the characteristic of plasticity allowing muscle to change and adapt depending on the stimuli and load placed upon it.

StatusPublished
Author(s)Brooks, Naomi; Myburgh, Kathryn H
Publication date31/12/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/22608
PublisherInTech
Publisher URLhttp://www.intechopen.com/…inical-relations
Place of publicationRijeka, Croatia
ISBN978-953-51-0712-5
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