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The Comparative Physiology of Muscular Tissue

The Comparative Physiology of Muscular Tissue

by A D RitchieA D Ritchie


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Originally published in 1928 as part of the Cambridge Comparative Physiology series, this book examines whether all muscular contractions use essentially the same processes regardless of the type of muscle in question. Ritchie uses an isolated muscle from a frog to investigate whether the chemical and physical causes of a simple muscle twitch can be responsible for the movements of all muscles. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science or comparative physiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107502338
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2015
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. General Characters of Muscular Tissue: 1. Types of muscle; 2. Chemistry of muscular tissue; References; Part II. Chemical Changes in Active Muscle: 1. Frog's muscle; 2. Other types of muscle; References; Part III. Mechanics and Theory of Muscular Contraction: 1. Mechanics of Muscle; 2. Theories of muscular contraction; 3. Muscular tone; References; Part IV. Effect of Environment: References; Appendix; Index.

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