Energetics of muscle contraction: further trials

  title={Energetics of muscle contraction: further trials},
  author={Kazuhiro Yamada},
  journal={The Journal of Physiological Sciences},
Knowledge accumulated in the field of energetics of muscle contraction has been reviewed in this article. Active muscle converts chemical energy into heat and work. Therefore, measurements of heat production and mechanical work provide the framework for understanding the process of energy conversion in contraction. In the 1970s, precise comparison between energy output and the associated chemical reactions was performed. It has been found that the two do not match in several situations… CONTINUE READING