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Muscles that are immobilized for long periods of time, as with a cast, frequently get smaller. Why? What is necessary to revitalize them?


Muscles that are immobilized for long periods of time, as with a cast, frequently get smaller. Why? What is necessary to revitalize them?

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The reduction in muscle mass due to temporary immobilization is called muscle atrophy. It may be mild or severe as it causes partial or complete wasting of t...

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