Contraction characteristics and myosin heavy chain composition of rabbit masseter motor units.

@article{Kwa1995ContractionCA,
  title={Contraction characteristics and myosin heavy chain composition of rabbit masseter motor units.},
  author={S. H. S. Kwa and Wim A. Weijs and P. J. W. J{\"u}ch},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={538-49}
}
1. We studied isometric twitch peak force (TPF) and twitch contraction time (TCT) of 249 motor units of the masseter muscle in 41 rabbits after extracellular electrical stimulation of single trigeminal motoneurons in the brain stem. In 41 of these units we determined the amount of tension decrease during a partially fused tetanus (sag) and the ratio between… CONTINUE READING