muscle force

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muscle force

Motoneurone populations and the gradation of muscle force

Interpreting muscle function from EMG: lessons learned from direct measurements of muscle force

Muscle Coordination During Rapid Force Production by Young and Older Adults

The response of cardiac muscle to stretch: calcium and force

Validation of Hill-Type Muscle Models in Relation to Neuromuscular Recruitment and Force–Velocity Properties: Predicting Patterns of In Vivo Muscle Force

Force production in mechanically isolated cardiac myocytes from human ventricular muscle tissue

Effect of Vanadate on Force and Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation in Skinned Aortic Smooth Muscle

Muscle thickness, bite force, and craniofacial dimensions in adolescents with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction

Masticatory muscle thickness, bite force, and occlusal contacts in young children with unilateral posterior crossbite

Maximum bite force, muscle efficiency and mechanical advantage in children with vertical growth patterns

The role of contractile unit reorganization in force generation in airway smooth muscle

Akt activation prevents the force drop induced by eccentric contractions in dystrophin-deficient skeletal muscle

Increased Muscle Force Production and Bone Mineral Density in ActRIIB-Fc-Treated Mature Rodents

Impact of Muscle Power and Force on Gait Speed in Disabled Older Men and Women

Specific Force Deficit in Skeletal Muscles of Old Rats Is Partially Explained by the Existence of Denervated Muscle Fibers

Force patterns of hypoxic myocardium applied to oxygenated muscle preparations: comparison with effects of regional ischemia on the contraction of non-ischemic myocardium

Effects of Missense Mutations Phe110Ile and Glu244Asp in Human Cardiac Troponin T on Force Generation in Skinned Cardiac Muscle Fibers

Predictive value of masseter muscle thickness and bite force on Class II functional appliance treatment: a prospective controlled study


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The force generated by a muscle action. The development of muscle force depends on the following: number and type of motor units activated (see recruitment); the size of the muscle (large muscles have more muscle fibres and can generate more force than smaller muscles); the initial length of the muscle when activated (muscles are elastic so that stretching results in energy being stored, which can be released during an action; maximal force is generated when the muscle is stretched to a length approximately 20% greater than its resting length); the angle of the joint (each joint has an optimum angle of force application which depends on the relative positions of the tendinous insertions on the bone and the load being moved); and the muscle's speed of action (during concentric contractions, force generation increases as the movement becomes slower; during eccentric contractions faster movement allows more force production).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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