TABLE 21-1. - Neuromuscular System

PARTS PHYSIOLOGY DISORDER CLINICAL
Sensory receptors Transduction Elementary sensory defect Sensory loss (may cause ataxia), hypesthesia, paresthesia pain.
Nerve fibers Conduction Sensory/motor defects Sensory loss/weakness
Motor end-plates Neuromuscular transmission Simple motor defect Weakenss, wasting, muscle twitching, cramps, myotonia
Striated muscle fibers Contraction Motor defect Weakenss, wasting, occasionally pseudohypertrophy
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