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Unusual and exhaustive physical exercise can lead to muscle lesions depending on the type of contraction, intensity, duration, age, and level of conditioning. Different therapies have been proposed to prevent or reduce exercise-induced muscle damage. In this study, we investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy on skeletal muscle strain in an experimental model in rats.
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Name: Photomedicine and laser surgery
The tetracycline-responsive system (Tet-ON/OFF) has proven to be a valuable tool for manipulating gene expression in an inducible, temporal, and tissue-specific manner. The purpose of this study was t...
Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle, is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer patients. Resident stem cells of skeletal muscle, satellite cells (SCs),...
Obesity is a chronic and complex medical condition characterized by excessive fat accumulation and its complications include metabolic syndrome, diabetes and chronic inflammation. The aim of this stud...
Rodents are known to be reservoir hosts of Toxoplasma gondii infection for other animals, including cats and pigs. From February to July, 2017, 167 rats (Rattus norvegicus) were trapped in Grenada and...
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease of women (female-to-male ratio 4:1), and is associated with cardiac and skeletal muscle dysfunction. Herein, the activation of a new estrogen receptor (GPER) b...
Patients with peripheral arterial disease often have walking impairment due to insufficient oxygen supply to lower extremity skeletal muscle. In an aging rat model, we have previously show...
The stretching is performed within sports to improve muscle performance and prevent muscle injury. However, recent studies are contradictory with common practice. Then raised the possibili...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of treadmill training on inflammation in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, insulin action in the skeletal muscle, and whole body g...
In this study the investigators utilized protein supplementation over an 8-day period following eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage in order to test the initial hypotheses : i) protei...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the acute effects of two different types of muscle stretching (static and dynamic) on muscle-tendon unit of gastrocnemius muscle by ultrasound a...
An outbred strain of rats developed in 1915 by crossing several Wistar Institute white females with a wild gray male. Inbred strains have been derived from this original outbred strain, including Long-Evans cinnamon rats (RATS, INBRED LEC) and Otsuka-Long-Evans-Tokushima Fatty rats (RATS, INBRED OLETF), which are models for Wilson's disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, respectively.
A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.
A mutant strain of Rattus norvegicus without a thymus and with depressed or absent T-cell function. This strain of rats may have a small amount of hair at times, but then lose it.
A cinnamon-colored strain of Long-Evans rats which carries a mutation causing fulminant hepatitis and jaundice, with an associated gross accumulation of copper in the liver. This strain is a model for Wilson's Disease (see HEPATOLENTICULAR DEGENERATION).
Exercises that stretch the muscle fibers with the aim to increase muscle-tendon FLEXIBILITY, improve RANGE OF MOTION or musculoskeletal function, and prevent injuries. There are various types of stretching techniques including active, passive (relaxed), static, dynamic (gentle), ballistic (forced), isometric, and others.
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...