The force-velocity relation of the rabbit inferior oblique muscle; influence of temperature

  title={The force-velocity relation of the rabbit inferior oblique muscle; influence of temperature},
  author={Gerhard Asmussen and Godelieve Beckers-Bleukx and G. Marechal},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv},
The contractile properties of the rabbit inferior oblique muscle (IO) were studied in vitro with direct stimulation at temperatures between 20 and 35°C. Isovelocity releases were used to determine the force/ velocity relation. Cooling the muscle from 35°C to 20°C increased contraction and half-relaxation times of single twitches with a temperature coefficient (Q 10) of 0.4, but did not affect significantly the twitch tension. The tetanic tension increases with increasing temperature (Q 10=1.32… CONTINUE READING

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