Skeletal muscle biology in nursing

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Skeletal muscle research in nursing is limited in comparison with other biological research. However, the sparseness of this area of inquiry does not reflect the scientific or clinical importance of this type of research. Skeletal muscle is essential for vital functions such as breathing, walking, and performing daily activities of living and other physical activities, and serves as a major energy source. These and other biophysiological characteristics suggest that skeletal muscle biology is critical to human health. More nursing research in this area is thus needed if nursing science is to be successful in its mission of improving human health.


Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing