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Intercostal muscle biopsy in human neuromuscular disease. Histochemical and electron microscopic studies.
  1. L Z Stern,
  2. C M Payne,
  3. R Gruener,
  4. R M Anderson,
  5. L K Hannapel

    Abstract

    External intercostal muscle biopsies were examined histochemically and by electron microscopy. The use of this muscle allowed correlation with physiological and pharmacological studies on the same specimens. Changes observed in musclar dystrophy and motor neurone disease resembled those previously described in biopsied limb muscle and underline the particular usefulness of this preparation in the study of human neuromuscular disease.

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