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Neuron action potential arrives at end of motor neuron

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ACH is released

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ACh binds to receptors on motor end plate

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Permeability of sarcolemma changes (Na rushes in)(an action potential is produced)

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Muscle action potential sweeps into the T tubules triggering

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release of Ca from the cisternae of the sarcoplasmic reticulum

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CA binds to troponin

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Troponin changes shape and shifts tropomyosin to expose binding sites of actin

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myosin binds to actin (cross bridge is formend)(ADP released from myosin)

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Myosin head pivots (pulling actin)

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Myosin releases from actin (cross bridge is broken)(another ATP binds to myosin)

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Myosin re-extends into "ready" position (ATP->ADP+Pi)(ADP is bound to myosin)

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