Short-range stiffness of slow fibers and twitch fibers in reptilian muscle.

@article{Proske1976ShortrangeSO,
  title={Short-range stiffness of slow fibers and twitch fibers in reptilian muscle.},
  author={Uwe Proske and Peter M. H. Rack},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={231 2},
  pages={449-53}
}
The semitendinous muscle of the lizard Tilique contains both slow and twitch fibers; by subdivision of its motor nerve, fibers of each type may be stimulated separately. When, during repetitive stimulation of nerve filaments, the muscle was lengthened or shortened, the tension changes included an initial short-range stiffness, followed by a later compliance… CONTINUE READING