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Skeletal Muscle

A Textbook of Muscle Physiology for Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy


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This text is an essential resource for any practitioner interested in how muscles work, whether from the point of view of training for sport, treating physical problems and diseases, or understanding the basic cellular physiology and how the function interrelates with other body systems. It provides outstanding material on skeletal muscle physiology and biochemistry. The book also offers the reader important knowledge on topics like embryonic development, muscle organization, energy metabolism, structure of the muscle fiber, and mechanisms of fatigue.

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Key Features

    • Outstanding number of photographs, illustrations and graphs assist the reader in understanding with great visual aids.
    • Its thorough coverage offers the most in-depth information available on the various topics important to the field.

Author Information

    By David Arthur Jones, BSc, PhD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Children's Orthopaedic Clinic of the NHS Trust and Morriston Hospital, Swansea; Honorary Clinical Teacher in Orthopaedics, University of Wales College of Medicine, UK.; Arnold De Haan, Institute for Fundamental & Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Joan Round, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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Skeletal Muscle
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 192 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07427-1
  • Copyright: 2004