Extraocular muscle: cellular adaptations for a diverse functional repertoire.

@article{Porter2002ExtraocularMC,
  title={Extraocular muscle: cellular adaptations for a diverse functional repertoire.},
  author={John David Henley Porter},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={956},
  pages={7-16}
}
Oculomotor control systems are considerably more complex and diverse than are spinal skeletomotor systems. Moreover, individual skeletal muscles are frequently functional role-specific, while all extraocular muscles operate across a very wide dynamic range. We contend that the novel phenotype of the extraocular muscles is a direct consequence of the functional demands imposed upon this muscle group by the central eye movement controllers. This review highlights five basic themes of extraocular… CONTINUE READING

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