The motor units of cat medial gastrocnemius: electrical and mechanical properties as a function of muscle length.

@article{Stephens1975TheMU,
  title={The motor units of cat medial gastrocnemius: electrical and mechanical properties as a function of muscle length.},
  author={J. A. Stephens and Robert M. Reinking and Douglas Stuart},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1975},
  volume={146 4},
  pages={495-512}
}
The effects of changing muscle length on the mechanical properties of 89 motor units from adult cat medial gastrocnemius have been studied in eight experiments. Few differences were found between the effects of length on tetanic tension, twitch tension, twitch-tetanus ratio, twitch contraction time, twitch half relaxation time, rate of force development and electrical activity for fast contracting (twitch contraction time less than or equal to 45 msec) and slowly contracting (greater than 45… CONTINUE READING

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