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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Rats made hypothyroid by surgical thyroidectomy were compared with controls relative to the shortening velocity and maximum shortening ability of the intestinal smooth muscle and the gastrocnemius. Hypothyroidism showed some potentiation of maximum shortening, but no effect on the shortening velocity of the gastrocnemius. Intestinal smooth muscle maximum shortening as well as shortening velocity tend to be depressed. There is some evidence for a differential effect of thyroid hormone lack in the two muscle types.

Publication Date

1967

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

74

Issue

1

First Page

210

Last Page

213

Copyright

© Copyright 1967 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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