The neuronal control the mesothoracic flexor tibiae muscle of the locust

Theophilidis, G (1979) The neuronal control the mesothoracic flexor tibiae muscle of the locust. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

1. The anatomy, innervation and physiological properties of the mesothoracic flexor tibiae muscle were investigated. The muscle was found to have three functionally separate parts; the proximal, middle and distal flexors. Each part receives some axons which are common with the other parts and some which innervate exclusively this region of the muscle. By recording at the same time from the nerve branches and muscle fibres of the three parts of the flexor muscle the total number of axons was found to be 16 and their innervation pattern on the muscle was established. These axons can be distinguished as six fasts, three intermediate, three slows, two inhibitors and two DUM cells. 2. The tension/length curve for passive and active tension was plotted indicating a peak active tension increment at a femur-tibia angle of 90

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: M D Burns
Keywords: Neurosciences, Biomechanics
Date of Award: 1979
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1979-72438
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 15:12
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/72438

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