Craniofacial Muscles

A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscle Control

Editors: McLoon, Linda K., Andrade, Francisco (Eds.)

  • Despite their critical importance, the majority of research on skeletal muscle basically has ignored this collection of muscles
  • These muscles are complex, and therefore extremely difficult to study
  • This book highlights novel findings on the development of these muscles
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Of the approximately 640 muscles in the human body, over 10% of them are found in the craniofacial region. The craniofacial muscles are involved in a number of crucial non-locomotor activities, and are critical to the most basic functions of life, including vision, taste, chewing and food manipulation, swallowing, respiration, speech, as well as regulating facial expression and controlling facial aperture patency. Despite their importance, the biology of these small skeletal muscles is relatively unexplored. Only recently have we begun to understand their unique embryonic development and the genes that control it and characteristic features that separate them from the skeletal muscle stereotype.

This book is the most comprehensive reference to date on craniofacial muscle development, structure, function, and disease. It details the state-of-the-art basic science of the craniofacial muscles, and describes their unique response to major neuromuscular conditions. Most importantly, the text highlights how the craniofacial muscles are different from most skeletal muscles, and why they have been viewed as a distinct allotype. In addition, the text points to major gaps in our knowledge about these very important skeletal muscles and identified key gaps in our knowledge and areas primed for further study and discovery.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Craniofacial Muscles: Arguments for Uniqueness

    Andrade, Francisco H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Head Muscle Development

    Harel, Itamar (et al.)

    Pages 11-28

  • Extraocular Muscle Structure and Function

    McLoon, Linda K. (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Motor Control of Extraocular Muscle

    Das, Vallabh E.

    Pages 51-74

  • Extraocular Muscles Response to Neuromuscular Diseases and Specific Pathologies

    Domellöf, Fatima Pedrosa

    Pages 75-88

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eBook $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0060-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Craniofacial Muscles
Book Subtitle
A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscle Control
Editors
  • Linda K. McLoon
  • Francisco Andrade
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4466-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4466-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4465-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0060-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 348
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