Bioelectricity pp 245-257 | Cite as

The Neuromuscular Junction

  • Robert Plonsey
  • Roger C. Barr

Abstract

It is a nerve bundle or nerve trunk that conveys excitatory impulses from the central nervous system to a target muscle. Each nerve fiber is normally myelinated, but at its terminal end it becomes unmyelinated. Also at the end the nerve fiber branches and each branch contacts a single (specific) muscle fiber within the whole muscle.

Keywords

Permeability Magnesium Acetylcholine Stein 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey
    • 1
  • Roger C. Barr
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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