Tension distribution of single motor units in multitendoned muscles: comparison of a homologous digit muscle in cats and monkeys.

@article{Schieber1997TensionDO,
  title={Tension distribution of single motor units in multitendoned muscles: comparison of a homologous digit muscle in cats and monkeys.},
  author={Marc H. Schieber and Michael Charleston B. Chua and Joshua Petit and Carlton C. Hunt},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={1734-47}
}
To determine whether single motor units (MUs) in multitendoned muscles distribute tension to multiple tendons or instead focus tension selectively on a single tendon, we examined the distribution of tension generated by single MUs in the cat extensor digitorum lateralis (EDLat), and in its macaque homolog, the extensor digiti quarti et quinti (ED45). General properties of MUs (maximal tetanic tension, axonal conduction velocity, and twitch rise time) were similar in these muscles to those… CONTINUE READING