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In Vivo Evaluation of the Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of the Rat Tongue
 

In Vivo Evaluation of the Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of the Rat Tongue

Article DOI: 10.3791/56006
July 6th, 2017

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Summary July 6th, 2017

We describe a surgical procedure in an anesthetized rat model for determining the muscle tone and viscoelastic properties of the tongue. The procedure involves specific stimulation of the hypoglossal nerves and application of passive Lissajous force/deformation curves to the muscle.

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