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Skeletal muscle: anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6578959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many questions remain to be answered. The intention here is to attempt to place in perspective a portion of what is known and understood scientifically, to make working sense of the pathophysiologic process so that we as clinicians can "in our mind's eye" understand what it is that we are trying to treat with what now seems to be a multitude of therapies. When a patient presents to your office with acute or chronic, or both, myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome, some basic questions must be addressed. Is the disease process genetic (intrinsic) or acquired (extrinsic), or both? It is the purpose of diagnosis to unearth the underlying predispositions that patients may exhibit. Often the predispositions are quite obvious (gross postural discrepancies and skeletal and dental malrelationships( or they may be consummately subtle (endocrinopathies and behavioral patterns). It seems that the main job to be completed is diagnosis followed by the utilization of well-known physical medicine (conservative) techniques that treat the source of the disorder: the myofascial trigger zone.
E P Shaber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental clinics of North America     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0011-8532     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217440     Medline TA:  Dent Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-43     Citation Subset:  D; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphate / metabolism
Muscle Contraction
Muscle Proteins / physiology
Muscles / anatomy & histology,  metabolism,  physiology*
Spasm / physiopathology
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Muscle Proteins; 56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate

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