• Gerald H. Pollack
  • Haruo Sugi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37)


When muscle contracts, it converts the energy from chemical reactions into useful mechanical work and into heat. Those of us who study energetics try to learn about contraction by investigating the chemical reactions and heat and work production. The principle that is the basis of our studies is that when a reaction occurs it is accompanied by an energy change.


Single Fibre Muscle Contract Frog Muscle Extra Heat Creatine Kinase Reaction 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald H. Pollack
    • 1
  • Haruo Sugi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Teikyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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