Muscle fiber architecture of the dog diaphragm.

Previous measurements of muscle thickness and length ratio of costal diaphragm insertions in the dog (A. M. Boriek and J. R. Rodarte. J. Appl. Physiol. 77: 2065-2070, 1994) suggested, but did not prove, discontinuous muscle fiber architecture. We examined diaphragmatic muscle fiber architecture using morphological and histochemical methods. In 15 mongrel… CONTINUE READING