Effects of chronic stimulation on the size and speed of long-term denervated and innervated rat fast and slow skeletal muscles.

@article{Hennig1987EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chronic stimulation on the size and speed of long-term denervated and innervated rat fast and slow skeletal muscles.},
  author={Rune Hennig and Terje L\omo},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1987},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={115-31}
}
This study seeks to identify the mechanisms which motoneurones use to control the contractile force and speed of skeletal muscles. We have stimulated directly slow soleus (SOL) and fast extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles of adult rats intermittently at 100 Hz for 1-9 months. The muscles were either chronically denervated, denervated and reinnervated, or normally innervated. The stimulation started either immediately, or more commonly, after 1-9 months of denervation. Stimulation starting… CONTINUE READING