We illustrate how nuclear polarization corrections in muonic atoms can be formally connected to inelastic response functions of a nucleus. We first discuss the point-nucleon approximation and then include finite-nucleon-size corrections. As an example, we compare our ab-initio calculation of the third Zemach moment in μ 4He+ to previous phenomenological results.
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This work is supported in parts by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the National Research Council of Canada, and the Israel Science Foundation (Grant Number 954/09).