1 doctor weighed in:

What causes rigor mortis?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Depletion of ATP

Depletion of atp allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles.
It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis.

In brief: Depletion of ATP

Depletion of atp allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles.
It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Read more answers from doctors