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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181c5cde7
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Sympathetic Actions on the Skeletal Muscle

Roatta, Silvestro1; Farina, Dario2

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Abstract

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) modulates several functions in skeletal muscle fibers, including metabolism, ionic transport across the membrane, and contractility. These actions, together with the sympathetic control of other organ systems, support intense motor activity. However, some SNS actions on skeletal muscles may not always be functionally advantageous. Implications for motor control and sport performance are discussed.

©2010 The American College of Sports Medicine

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