Muscle Tissue

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Postural/Skeletal movement, maintain posture, protect and support other soft tissue, control openings into the body, maintain body temperature, store nutrients

These are the 6 functions of skeletal muscle.

Postural/Skeletal Movement

this function of the skeletal muscle controls contracting pulls on tendons, which inturn moves the bone.

Maintain Posture

this function of skeletal muscle provides constant tension in resting muscles. This maintains the body position, whether we are sitting or standing.

Protect and Support other Soft Tissue

this function of skeletal muscle supports the weight of the visceral organs and shields them from injury.

Controls openings into the Body

this function of the skeletal muscle provides circular muscle sphincters. This controls the openings to the urinary and digestive system.

Maintain body temperature

This function of the skeletal muscle states that contracting muscles require a lot of energy. Thus, they produce a large amount of heat

Store Nutrients

this function of skeletal muscle stores a large amount of amino acids

Organization of Skeletal Muscle

3 layers of Connective Tissue that support each muscle and compression of the deep fascia

Endomysium

this is the innermost layer.

Endomysium

layer that contains elastic connective tissue that surrounds each muscle fiber, a muscle fiber, capillaries, neurons, and satellite cells.

perimysium

this is the middle layer

perimysium

this layer surrounds many muscle fibers and bundles then into fascicles bundle of muscle fibers

epimysium

the outer most layer

epimsium

layer that bundles together all fasciles
it functions in separating muscles from other muscles and organs

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