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Muscle Fatigue

"Muscle Fatigue" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A state arrived at through prolonged and strong contraction of a muscle. Studies in athletes during prolonged submaximal exercise have shown that muscle fatigue increases in almost direct proportion to the rate of muscle glycogen depletion. Muscle fatigue in short-term maximal exercise is associated with oxygen lack and an increased level of blood and muscle lactic acid, and an accompanying increase in hydrogen-ion concentration in the exercised muscle.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Fatigue" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Fatigue" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 84 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2002
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.