The Role of the Nervous System in Muscle Atrophy

Minal Bhanushali, Robin Conwit, Jeffrey Metter, Luigi Ferrucci

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2 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSarcopenia
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781118343968
StatePublished - Jul 27 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 'neurological component of muscle impairment' and events
  • Cognitive control, in offsetting age-related sensorimotor decline
  • EC coupling, sarcolemmal in muscle contraction/force generation
  • Muscles and aging, mobility and physical performance
  • Nervous system, role in muscle atrophy
  • Neuroaxonal degeneration, synaptic loss at NMJ, age-related
  • Neurological control, and age-associated mobility/disability
  • Optimally coordinated contraction, muscle mass/strength
  • Sarcopenia and changes in brain, and progressive course

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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