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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.


Thin Filament Sarcomere Length Thick Filament Isometric Tension Passive Tension 
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    R. D. Keynes and D. J. Aidley, Nerve and Muscle, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981.Google Scholar
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    D. Junge, Nerve and Muscle Excitation, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, 1981.Google Scholar
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    B. Katz, Nerve, Muscle and Synapse, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey
    • 1
  • Roger C. Barr
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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