Sarcomere length and EMG activity in some jaw muscles of the rabbit.

@article{Weijs1982SarcomereLA,
  title={Sarcomere length and EMG activity in some jaw muscles of the rabbit.},
  author={Wim A. Weijs and T K van der Wielen-Drent},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1982},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={178-88}
}
The sarcomere length of the rabbit pterygoid, temporal and digastric muscles was determined in seven mandibular positions. Six positions are representative of mastication, one of gnawing. Jaw displacement has a different effect in jaw openers (digastric and lateral pterygoid) and closers. The sarcomeres of the openers are long when the jaw is in molar occlusion and shorten relatively little at jaw opening. In the jaw closers they are very short in molar occlusion and become strongly extended… CONTINUE READING

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