Smooth Muscle pp 265-296 | Cite as

Physical Properties of Contractile Systems

  • N. L. Stephens


There is emerging a consensus among investigators that the skeletal muscle model probably fits smooth muscle also. This is based on ultrastructural, biophysical, and biochemical evidence, and suggests that the classical experimental techniques used for the former muscle may be employed profitably in the study of the latter.


Muscle Strip Active Tension Contractile Element Tracheal Smooth Muscle Myogenic Response 
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  • N. L. Stephens
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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