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Figure 9: Photographs of the removed SM muscles showing the extent of muscle atrophy in three experimental groups. (a) A pair of SM muscles from a rat in the immediate EEA (Imm-EEA) group. (b) A pair of SM muscles from a rat in the 3-month delay EEA (3 mon-EEA) group. (c) A pair of SM muscles from a rat with denervation (DEN) of the right SM caused by nerve transection. In each rat, the left (L) SM was normal, whereas the right (R) SM was reinnervated or denervated.