June 1967
Volume 6, Issue 3
Articles  |   June 1967
Neurophysiology of Extraocular Muscles
Author Affiliations
    Institute of Visual Sciences, Presbyterian Medical Center San Francisco, Calif.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1967, Vol.6, 229-234. doi:
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      PAUL BACH-Y-RITA; Neurophysiology of Extraocular Muscles. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1967;6(3):229-234.

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Physiological properties of extraocular muscle fibers are discussed. Several morphological types of fibers are present in these muscles. Studies on fast singly innervated twitch fibers and on slow multi-innervated fibers suggest that the properties of the former are consistent with "phasic" functions, and those of the latter are consistent with "tonic" functions.


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