Frequency-domain study of the mechanical response of living striated muscle

G. H. Rossmanith*, J. Unsworth, R. D. Bell

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Small-amplitude sinusoidal displacements, in the frequency rang 4-100 Hz, were applied to intact whole frog sartorius muscle whilst in a state of tetanus. At low frequencies the muscle, was observed to do oscillatory work, while at higher frequencies it tended towards elastic behaviour. Frequency-response plots obtained were compared with those from other muscle preparations. Results were interpreted in terms of mechano-chemical transduction properties of muscle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1980


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