Kinetics of Muscular Contraction : the Approach to the Steady State

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A DISTINCTIVE feature of muscular contraction is the dependence of the contractile force on the contraction velocity. For steady contractions, at a given length of the muscle, the interaction between force and motion is characterized by the well-known ‘force-velocity’ relation1. In the present experiments this interaction has been characterized further by measuring the kinetics with which a steady contraction velocity is established following a step change in force.

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PODOLSKY, R. Kinetics of Muscular Contraction : the Approach to the Steady State. Nature 188, 666–668 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188666a0

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