The effect of dietary administration of clenbuterol on soleus and extensor digitorum longus muscles was studied after 4 and 21 days. Both muscles showed an increase in wet weight with no significant change in total fibre number. After 4 days fibre cross-sectional areas were increased in soleus, but not in extensor digitorum longus, and after 21 days there was a change in fibre frequencies in extensor digitorum longus but not soleus muscles.
The effect of a growth promoting drug, clenbuterol, on fibre frequency and area in hind limb muscles from young male rats
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C. A. Maltin, M. I. Delday, P. J. Reeds; The effect of a growth promoting drug, clenbuterol, on fibre frequency and area in hind limb muscles from young male rats. Biosci Rep 1 March 1986; 6 (3): 293–299. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01115158
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