smallest functional unit of muscle tissue
a series of sarcomeres
muscle tissue cell
a bundle of muscle fibers
protein that connects m line to z line
the position of the mysoin; prevents the sarcomere from being pulled apart;main component of muscle tone
muscle fiber types
type I, type IIA, type IIB
slow twitch, red,built for endurance
fast twitch, red, can be trained
fast twitch, white, built for power
lie parallel to muscle fibers, detect changes in muscle length and speed.
specialized muscle receptors
responsible for deep tendon reflexes
main muscle used to produce movement
muscles that oppose the agonist
muscles that assist the action of the agonist
muscles that stabilize proximally to allow the agonist to worki distally
fiber type is determined by
every muscle in the body contains
all three fiber types
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