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Maximum twitch and tetanic tension development, time to peak, and half relaxation time were studied on isolated frog sartorius muscles stimulated directly in Ringer's solution at different temperatures. Cooling from 20 degrees C to 10 degrees C decreased the tetanic tension (Q10 = 1.3-1.4). At temperatures above 25 (30) degrees C the tension output was(More)
The role of extracellular K+ concentration in the propagation velocity of action potential was tested in isolated rat skeletal muscles. Different K+ concentrations were produced by KCl additions to extracellular solution. Action potentials were measured extracellularly by means of two annular platinum electrodes. Fibre bundles of m. soleus (SOL), m.(More)
The effect of a wide range of temperature on the development of twitch and tetanic tension was investigated in directly stimulated rat fast (EDL) and slow (SOL) twitch muscle preparations. When increasing the temperature from 6 to 30 degrees C the maximum tetanic tension rose steadily. The Q10 was 2.3 (EDL) and 2.7 (SOL) for temperatures between 12 and 22(More)