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Myasthenia gravis and myasthenic syndromes

Abstract:

The neuromuscular junction represents a synapse between the motor nerve terminal and the surface of the muscle fiber, but the synaptic and postsynaptic elements are somewhat different from those in a central synapse. The neuromuscular junction is vulnerable to a variety of disease largely because it has no blood-brain barrier and is accessible to circulating factors. Poisoning by environmental insecticides or self-administered insecticides are common, and there are varieties of plant extracts...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Inc.
Pages:
935-946
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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uuid:33d79898-f28d-4fbf-8de0-ce91390e2cd2
Source identifiers:
429553
Local pid:
pubs:429553
Language:
English

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