Lesions of rat skeletal muscle after local block of acetylcholinesterase and neuromuscular stimulation.

@article{Mense2003LesionsOR,
  title={Lesions of rat skeletal muscle after local block of acetylcholinesterase and neuromuscular stimulation.},
  author={Siegfried Mense and David G. Simons and Ulrich Hoheisel and B Quenzer},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={
          2494-501
        }
}
In skeletal muscle, a local increase of acetylcholine (ACh) in a few end plates has been hypothesized to cause the formation of contraction knots that can be found in myofascial trigger points. To test this hypothesis in rats, small amounts of an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor [diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP)] were injected into the proximal half of the gastrocnemius muscle, and the muscle nerve was electrically stimulated for 30-60 min for induction of muscle twitches. The distal half of the… CONTINUE READING
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