Latent Period of Relaxation

Science  27 Oct 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3487, pp. 1365-1366
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3487.1365


The latent period of relaxation of molluscan myocardium due to anodal current is much longer than that of contraction. Although the rate and the grade of relaxation are intimately related to both the stimulus condition and the muscle tension, the latent period of relaxation remains constant, except when the temperature of the bathing fluid is changed.