, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 51–53 | Cite as

Frequency-domain study of the mechanical response of living striated muscle

  • G. H. Rossmanith
  • J. Unsworth
  • R. D. Bell


Small-amplitude sinusoidal displacements, in the frequency rang 4–100 Hz, were applied to intact whole frog sartorius muscle whilst in a state of tetanus. At low frequencies the muscle, was observed to do oscillatory work, while at higher frequencies it tended towards elastic behaviour. Frequency-response plots obtained were compared with those from other muscle preparations. Results were interpreted in terms of mechano-chemical transduction properties of muscle.


Striate Muscle Mechanical Response Tetanus Elastic Behaviour Muscle Preparation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. Rossmanith
    • 1
  • J. Unsworth
    • 1
  • R. D. Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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