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Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Spokane, WA
Myopathies can be congenital, hereditary, idiopathic, inflammatory, metabolic, neoplastic, traumatic, or due to nutritional imbalances.
In all animals, the motor unit of skeletal muscle consists of the motor neuron, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle fibers. Muscle dysfunction—such as ataxia, paresis, or paralysis—most commonly originates in which of the following locations?