isolated papillary muscles
restitution and potentiation of contractions
adaptation to exercise
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract The original amplitude of contraction of strips of myocardium determined the inotropic response to paired stimulation. The higher the initial amplitude, the lower the degree of potentiation and the higher the degree of restitution of contraction. For equal amplitude, the degree of potentiation of myocardial contraction of exercise-adapted rats was greater and the degree of restitution smaller than in the control. These changes probably reflect changes in the ion transport system of the myocardial cells.
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