Contraction of skeletal muscle fibers
Inability of muscle fibers to contract after long period of contraction.
Phase of contraction; time between muscle fiber stimulation and measurement of force generation.
Motor neuron and all the muscle fibers it innervates.
Phase of contraction; period of force generation.
Type of wave summation with partial relaxation observed between twitches.
Motor unit recruitment
Increasing the number of motor units that are stimulated to contract.
Single contractile event in response to single action potential.
Phase of contraction; period during which more crossbridges detach than reattach to thin filaments.
Type of wave summation with no observable relaxation between twitches.