Nuscle development

Sydney Shall S.Shall at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Dec 23 07:36:34 EST 1993


Timothy Freeman asks whether muscles divide when one exercises.  The
answer is no they do not. When you exercise the mass of the muscles
that you have is increased, but not the number of cells.  The only
time that I know of in the adult at which you might get cell division
is during muscle regeneration after injury; and in this case it is
almost certainly not the muscle cells which are dividing, but another
set of accessory cells which will give rise to muscle cells.

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