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Volume Change accompanying Passive Stretch of Frog Muscle

Nature volume 204, pages 694695 (14 November 1964) | Download Citation

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THE existence of a volume change accompanying passive stretch of frog muscle was first noted by Ernst and Tigyi1. They concluded that passive stretch of a pre-shortened frog muscle was accompanied by a volume decrease, but they did not record the magnitude of the decrease.

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  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

    • R. J. BASKIN
    •  & P. PAOLINI

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