Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders

Edition: 2nd

Authors/Editor: Engel, Andrew G.

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

ISBN: 978-0-19-973867-0

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The current edition begins with an overview of the anatomy and molecular architecture of the neuromuscular junction and the electrophysiologic diagnosis of its disorders. The introductory chapters are followed by a detailed exposition of the pathogenesis, natural history, diagnosis and therapy of the autoimmune myasthenias, the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, and the increasingly complex and fascinating diseases collectively referred to as congenital myasthenic syndromes. The acetylcholine receptor is a major target of both autoimmune and inherited myasthenias and a separate chapter reviews its structural and functional properties. The book also describes disorders that often target terminal nerve segment near the neuromuscular junction-- the syndrome of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability and the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Engel, Andrew G.
ISBN: 978-0-19-973867-0
Specialty:
Neurology
Language: English
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 304

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