Muscle curve


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(Physiol.) contraction curve of a muscle; a myogram; the curve inscribed, upon a prepared surface, by means of a myograph when acted upon by a contracting muscle. The character of the curve represents the extent of the contraction.

See also: Muscle

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Solid curve drawn through dots from data on invivo human muscles under isokinetic loading reported in 1978 by Perrine and Edgerton (19), scaled and positioned to yield the best fit with the isolated muscle curve. Curve drawn with dashed line from data on in-vivo human muscles under accelerated-weight loading as reported in 1950 by Wilkie (22), with velocity and force axes reversed, and scaled and positioned so that the isometric force value coincides with the corresponding value observed in the Perrine and Edgerton study (19).