Mechanics of stretch in activated crustacean slow muscle. II. Dynamic changes in force in response to stretch.

@article{Chapple1989MechanicsOS,
  title={Mechanics of stretch in activated crustacean slow muscle. II. Dynamic changes in force in response to stretch.},
  author={William D. Chapple},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1006-17}
}
1. The mechanical dynamics of the ventral superficial muscles (VSM) of the abdomen of the hermit crab, Pagurus pollicarus, have been analyzed to develop a quantitative model of gradedly excitable arthropod muscle. Such a model is important for understanding the role of proprioceptive reflexes in posture and movement. 2. The decay in force produced after ramp stretch of both passive and active muscle was approximated by the use of regression equations involving a direct term and one to three… CONTINUE READING