Corticosteroid effects on isotonic contractile properties of rat diaphragm muscle.

@article{Balkom1997CorticosteroidEO,
  title={Corticosteroid effects on isotonic contractile properties of rat diaphragm muscle.},
  author={R H van Balkom and W Z Zhan and Y. K. Subrahmanya Prakash and P. N. Richard Dekhuijzen and Gary C. Sieck},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={1062-7}
}
The effects of corticosteroids (CS) on diaphragm muscle (Diam) fiber morphology and contractile properties were evaluated in three groups of rats: controls (Ctl), surgical sham and weight-matched controls (Sham), and CS-treated (6 mg . kg-1 . day-1 prednisolone at 2.5 ml/h for 3 wk). In the CS-treated Diam, there was a selective atrophy of type IIx and IIb… CONTINUE READING