Density and hydration of fresh and fixed human skeletal muscle.

@article{Ward2005DensityAH,
  title={Density and hydration of fresh and fixed human skeletal muscle.},
  author={Samuel R. Ward and Richard L Lieber},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2317-20}
}
The maximum tetanic tension of skeletal muscle (P(0)) is often estimated based on calculation of physiological cross-sectional area (PCSA). PCSA depends on muscle volume, pennation angle, and fiber length. Studies documenting PCSA in fixed human muscles usually compute muscle volume by dividing muscle mass by density. These studies use a density value of 1… CONTINUE READING