The thin filaments (actin) contain a polypeptide subunit G actin that bear active sites for myosin attachment.
A motor neuron and all the muscle cells that it stimulates are referred to as a motor end plate
A contraction in which the muscle does not shorten but its tension increases is called isometric.
Muscle contraction will always promote movement of body parts regardless of how they are attached.
Whereas skeletal muscle cells are electrically coupled, smooth muscle cells appear to be chemically coupled by gap junctions.
A resting potential is caused by a difference in the concentration of certain ions inside and outside the cell.
The effect of a neurotransmitter on the muscle cell membrane is to modify its ion permeability properties temporarily.
When a muscle fiber contracts, the I bands diminish in size, the H zones disappear, and the A bands move closer together but do not diminish in length.
intense exercise of short duration
Fatigued muscle cells that recover rapidly are the products of ________.
increasing the stimulation up to the maximal stimulus
The strongest muscle contractions are normally achieved by ________.
motor units with larger, less excitable neurons
Which of the following would be recruited later in muscle stimulation when contractile strength increases?
increase in the number of muscle cells
Which of the following is not a usual result of resistance exercise?
remove the blocking action of tropomyosin
In skeletal muscle contraction, calcium apparently acts to ________.
An elaborate network of membranes in skeletal muscle cells that functions in calcium storage is the ________.
Immediately following the arrival of the stimulus at a skeletal muscle cell there is a short period called the ________ period during which the events of excitation-contraction coupling occur.
storing energy that will be transferred to ADP to resynthesize ATP
Creatine phosphate functions in the muscle cell by ________.
level in the cytoplasm drops
After nervous stimulation of the muscle cell has ceased, the calcium ________.
regulate intracellular calcium concentration
The major function of the sarcoplasmic reticulum in muscle contraction is to ________.
the arrangement of myofilaments
The striations of a skeletal muscle cell are produced, for the most part, by ________.
Smooth muscles that act like skeletal muscles but are controlled by autonomic nerves and hormones are ________.
no ATP is available to release attached actin and myosin molecules
Rigor mortis occurs because ________.
a change of temperature
Which of the following does not act as a stimulus to initiate a muscle contraction?
enhance cellular communication during muscle contraction
The functional role of the T tubules is to ________.
bind to regulatory sites on troponin, changing the configuration
The role of calcium ions in muscle contraction is to ________.
The warm-up period required of athletes in order to bring their muscles to peak performance is called ________.
enhance the availability of calcium and the efficiency of enzyme systems
The main effect of the warm-up period of athletes, as the muscle contractions increase in strength, is to ________.
During vigorous excercise, there may be insufficient oxygen available to completely break down pyruvic acid for energy. As a result, the pyruvic acid is converted to ________.
When a muscle is unable to respond to stimuli temporarily, it is in which of the following periods?
Smooth muscle contracts in a twisting way.
Smooth muscle is significantly different from striated muscle in several ways. Which of the following is true?
the site of calcium regulation differs
The mechanism of contraction in smooth muscle is different from skeletal muscle in that ________.
There is no biological basis for the difference in strength between women and men.
Which of the following statements is not true concerning developmental aspects of muscle?
Certain smooth muscle cells can actually divide to increase their numbers.
Which of the following is true about smooth muscle contraction?
there are more thick filaments than thin filaments
Smooth muscle is characterized by all of the following except ________.
The giant protein titin maintains the organization of the ________ assisting in muscle stretching.
Striated muscle cells are long and cylindrical with many nuclei.
Which of the following statements is true?
An anaerobic metabolic pathway that results in the production of two net ATPs per glucose plus two pyruvic acid molecules is ________.
actin and myosin sliding past each other and partially overlap
The sliding filament model of contraction involves ________.
acetylcholinesterase destroying the ACh
After nervous stimulation stops, ACh in the synaptic cleft is prevented from continuing stimulation of contraction by ________.
Muscle tension remains relatively constant during isotonic contraction.
Which of the following is most accurate?
the ability to transform chemical energy into mechanical energy
The most distinguishing characteristic of muscle tissue is ________.
a long, relaxing swim
Three discrete types of muscle fibers are identified on the basis of their size, speed, and endurance. Which of the following athletic endeavors best represents the use of red fibers?
multiunit smooth muscle
Of the following muscle types, which has only one nucleus, no sarcomeres, and rare gap junctions?
no muscle tension could be generated
Hypothetically, if a muscle were stretched to the point where thick and thin filaments no longer overlapped ________.
no contraction at all by nervous mechanisms, but contraction if stimulated by an external electrode
An individual has just ingested a chemical that binds irreversibly to the ACh receptors in the sarcolemma. By itself it does not alter membrane potential, yet prevents normal neurotransmitter binding. Ignoring the effects on any other system, the consequence to skeletal muscle would be ________.