Muscle Physiology - Functional Properties
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The heavier the object that we lift, the slower our muscles contract. In summary, there is an inverse relationship between shortening velocity and afterload.
The x-intercept in the force-velocity relationship represents the point at which the afterload is so great that the muscle fiber cannot shorten, and therefore represents the maximal isometric force. The y-intercept represents an extrapolated value for the maximal velocity of shortening Vmax that would be achieved if there were no afterload.
Force velocity relationship
The value was extrapolated by Sonnenblick because it cannot be measured experimentally because the papillary muscle preparation cannot contract without a finite preload, which becomes the afterload during shortening in the absence of an additional afterload. It is important to note that a cardiac muscle fiber does not operate on a single force-velocity curve.
This relationship is altered by changes in both preload and inotropy. The former shares some similarities with skeletal muscle; the latter, however, is unique to cardiac muscle. How Preload Affects the Force-Velocity Relationship If preload is increased, cardiac muscle fibers will have a greater velocity of shortening at a given afterload see figure. Conversely, if preload decreases, the velocity of shortening decreases at a given afterload.
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Cardiac Muscle Force-Velocity Relationship
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