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Figure 6: Force-current characteristics of the SM muscle in the 1-month delay EEA group. Muscle force in the operated and control SM muscles was produced by nerve stimulation (a) or by direct muscle stimulation (b). Note that the delayed reinnervation of the SM muscle produced a smaller muscle force as compared with immediate reinnervation (illustrated in Figure 5).