Discuss Concepts Cats, dogs, and humans may develop myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease in which antibodies develop against acetylcholine receptors in the synapses between neurons and skeletal muscle fibers. Based on what you know of the biochemistry of muscle contraction (see Section 43.1), explain why people with this disease typically experience severe fatigue with even small levels of exertion, drooping of facial muscles, and trouble keeping their eyelids open.

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Discuss Concepts Cats, dogs, and humans may develop myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease in which antibodies develop against acetylcholine receptors in the synapses between neurons and skeletal muscle fibers. Based on what you know of the biochemistry of muscle contraction (see Section 43.1), explain why people with this disease typically experience severe fatigue with even small levels of exertion, drooping of facial muscles, and trouble keeping their eyelids open.

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