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Recording Electrical and Mechanical Activities of Smooth Muscle

  • S. K. Sarna


Electrical and mechanical activities of smooth muscle (Bass and Callantine, 1964; Carlson et al., 1970; Daniel and Chapman, 1963; Daniel and Irwin, 1968; Daniel et al., 1960; Doming and Reinbe, 1968; Prosser and Bortoff, 1968; Weisbrodt et al., 1970) are two of its characteristics that have been widely studied to explain the processes underlying smooth muscle function. Methods of recording these activities using intracellular and extracellular electrodes and strain gauges are described in other chapters. This chapter is intended to give an introduction to the electronic components used and the principles involved in the recording of electrical and mechanical activities of smooth muscle. A brief introduction to the applications of operational amplifiers is also given.


Cutoff Frequency Strain Gauge Pulse Train Input Impedance Operational Amplifier 
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  • S. K. Sarna
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  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Electrical EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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