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Physiological section

German: Physiologischer Querschnitt

1 Definition

The physiological section is defined as the sum of sections of all muscle fibers of a muscle.

2 Background

The physiological section is vertical to the course of the muscle fibers. By it one can calculate approximately the total muscle strength, because the strength of a muscle is proportional to the number of muscle fibers able to contract. In muscle with parallel muscle fibers the physiological and the anatomical sections are the same.

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