Question asked by Barbara Ingalls 1475 days ago
Where can I find a schematic diagram showing anatomy of muscles with intrafusal and extrafusal fibers?
mY PHYSIOLOGY TEXTBOOKS DO NOT SHOW GOOD PICTURES OF THE MUSCLE SPINDLE, THE INRAFUSAL AND EXTRAFUSAL FIBERS OR THE NEURONS.
Hello Barbara, Try this site.
Barbara, was searching on this, maybe it will help!
If it doesn't show up in Grey's it may not exist! If I can ask, what is your interest in the distinction between intrafusal and extrafusal. Are you a research scientist? And the muscle spindle is a very complicated tissue.. Are you interested in hypertrophy?
Not a research scientist. Just a potential patient trying to make sense out of MAT when my certified MAT Specialist was having trouble explaining it. Armed with my 6 credits in physiology and Steadman's, and (if I can find it) an old copy of Grey's, as well as the URL Kurt provided, I'm going to pore through it and at least be able to ask intelligent questions!
Dr. Enoka has a great text "Neuromechancs" which covers this material. Not sure about a diagram (I can check when I get to my office). However, you may need to get something more focused on the nervous system.