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Title The muscular system / Amy Adams
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004


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 MELB  612.74 Ada/Msy  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  612.74 Ada/Msy  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Human body systems
Human body systems (Westport, Conn.)
Contents 1. Anatomy of the muscular system -- 2. Energy use by muscles -- 3. Muscular adaptation to exercise -- 4. Development of the muscular system -- 5. Early discoveries in muscle anatomy and physiology -- 6. Current approaches to understanding the muscular system -- 7. Muscular injuries -- 8. Muscular dystrophy -- 9. Other diseases of the skeletal muscles -- 10. Diseases of the heart muscle
Summary "Beginning with an exploration of the anatomy and physiology of muscles, this volume discusses the parts of the muscular system and how they work together to help us move from place to place and to maintain many internal processes, such as a heart beat. Muscle contraction, development, and response during exercise are covered. The history of research on muscular anatomy is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Muscular system diseases and disorders, symptoms, and treatments are also explored, including muscular dystrophy and hypertrophy. This reference concludes with information about maintaining a healthy muscular system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-204) and index
Subject Muscles -- Physiology.
Muscles -- Diseases.
Muscles -- Research -- History.
Author Adams, Amy, 1969-
LC no. 2004047595
ISBN 0313324034 (alk. paper)