Tensile strength, relaxation and mechanical recovery in rat skin as influenced by maturation and age.

@article{Vogel1976TensileSR,
  title={Tensile strength, relaxation and mechanical recovery in rat skin as influenced by maturation and age.},
  author={H. Gerhard Vogel},
  journal={Journal of medicine},
  year={1976},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={177-88}
}
Several mechanical parameters were measured in skin strips of rats at various ages (1, 2, 4, 12 or 24 months). Ultimate load and tensile strength increased during the maturation process and reached a maximum at 12 months. In old animals (24 months) a decrease of these parameters was noted. After various preloads relaxation was measured. Relaxation could be described mathematically as a function of logarithm of time. The relaxation coefficient decreased during the maturation as well as during… CONTINUE READING

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