When you picked up this book, did it occur to you that it was those obedient servants, your muscles, that actually made your action possible? Now, as you read this page, your eyes are made to focus and scan carefully along each line of print by means of delicately balanced muscular forces. All day, every day, the muscles in our bodies are continually contracting and relaxing as we carry out those everyday actions that are normally taken for granted.


Sarcomere Length Contractile Apparatus Myosin Filament Myosin Molecule Cross Bridge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Squire
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  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonEngland

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