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Is a muscle still a muscle after years without usage?

With no usage I mean no active usage because of not working nerves. So basically the question is wether there is like an end-state to muscle atropy where the muscle tissue changes and after what time ...
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Can Steinert syndrome be developed passed the thirties?

Can a person carrying the gene responsible of developing the Steinert syndrome start suffering it passed his/her thirties? What are the chances of developing the syndrome if a person carries that gene?...
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How to combat muscular atrophy while in coma?

Muscles start to deteriorate without use, so without the person consciously moving a body part or flexing, can muscle tissue degeneration be stopped or at least decelerated by administering something, ...