The fact that smooth muscles differ fundamentally in their structure from the cross-striated form, and that they possess distinctive physiological properties, especially in their toxicity, rhythm and rate of response, has made them the object of rather extended investigations. It is not necessary here to review extensively the literature dealing with the various points of attack contributory to an understanding of the responses of such elements. The present paper is a preliminary report of an attempt to analyze the responses of smooth muscles when subjected to different conditions, and especially when immersed in solutions of computed strengths of the alcohols, and continues in a comparative way a study reported recently by one of us (Baldwin) using the voluntary gastroenemius muscle of the frog.
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Harrison, B. M. and Baldwin, Francis M.
"Analysis of Certain Smooth Muscle Responses,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 28(1), 179-195.
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