Chapter: Human Neuroanatomy(Fundamental and Clinical): Sensory Receptors and Neuromuscular Junctions

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Myasthenia Gravis

This is a disease marked by great weakness of skeletal muscle.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

        This is a disease marked by great weakness of skeletal muscle. The body produces antibodies against acetyl choline receptors. As a result many of these are destroyed. Transmission at the myoneural junction is much reduced resulting in weakness of muscles. Some improvement is obtained by administration of anti-choline esterase drugs like neostigmine.

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