Muscular Contraction Induced by Acetylcholine and Aeration


A MUSCLE can be made to contract by different stimuli. Thus, it may contract when pricked, when an electric current is passed through it, or if soaked in certain chemical substances. Among these, acetylcholine, when not used in excessively large quantities, has a reversible action and does not produce any alteration of muscular tissue, perhaps due to the fact that it plays a physiological part in the transmission of nervous influx from nerve to muscle.

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RUDEANU, A., BOTEZ, M. Muscular Contraction Induced by Acetylcholine and Aeration. Nature 165, 608–609 (1950).

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