Smooth muscle stiffness variation due to external longitudinal oscillations.

@article{Du2007SmoothMS,
  title={Smooth muscle stiffness variation due to external longitudinal oscillations.},
  author={Yue Du and Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily and Hemant Shukla},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 14},
  pages={3207-14}
}
This research focuses on an in vitro investigation of the stiffness changes of contracted airway smooth muscles (ASM) subjected to external longitudinal oscillations. ASM tissues were dissected from excised pig tracheas and stimulated by a chemical stimulus (acetylcholine, 10(-3) M) to produce maximum contractions. The tissues were then systematically excited with external oscillations. Various frequencies, amplitudes and durations were used in the experiments to determine stiffness changes in… CONTINUE READING