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Mechanics of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Vascular Smooth Muscle

  1. R. A. Murphy

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020213

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Murphy, R. A. 2011. Mechanics of Vascular Smooth Muscle. Comprehensive Physiology. 325–351.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Uses of Mechanical Studies and Analytical Framework
    • 1.1
      Purposes and Scope of Chapter
    • 1.2
      Analytical Framework of Classic Muscle Mechanics
  • 2
    Preparations and Normalization
    • 2.1
      Criteria for Preparations Used in Mechanical Studies
    • 2.2
      Suitable Tissue Preparations and Procedures
    • 2.3
      Definitions, Units, and Symbols
  • 3
    Mechanics of Vascular Smooth Muscle Tissues
    • 3.1
      Parallel Elastic Component and Mechanical Hysteresis
    • 3.2
      Series Elastic Component
    • 3.3
      Static Properties of the Contractile Component
    • 3.4
      Dynamic Properties of the Contractile Component
  • 4
    Applicability of Tissue Mechanics to Cells and the Contractile Component
    • 4.1
      Relationships Between Cell and Tissue Mechanics