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Skeletal Muscle

  • Robert Plonsey
  • Roger C. Barr


The goal of the material in this chapter is to provide a very brief introduction to skeletal muscle, its structure, and its electrophysiological and contractile properties. For the interested reader, further information could be sought in Refs. 1–3. These References were the main sources for the following material.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Thin Filament Sarcomere Length Myosin Head Thick Filament 
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    D. Junge, Nerve and Muscle Excitation, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 1981.Google Scholar
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    R. D. Kenes and D. J. Aidley, Nerve and Muscle, Cambridge University Press, 1981.Google Scholar
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    B. Katz, Nerve, Muscle and Synapse, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966.Google Scholar

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    D. J. Aidley, The Physiology of Excitable Cells, Cambridge University Press, 1978.Google Scholar
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    R. B. Stein, Nerve and Muscle, Plenum Press, New York, 1980.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R. D. Kenes and D. J. Aidley, Nerve and Muscle, 2nd edn., Cambridge University Press, 1991.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey
    • 1
  • Roger C. Barr
    • 1
  1. 1.Edmund T. Pratt Jr., School of EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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