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What is the anatomical term for wide, sheetlike tendons


Which muscle tissue is branched, striated, and uninucleate


Which of the following is NOT a function of muscle tissue

Creation of action potentials

What type of muscle tissue contains intercalated discs


The alternating dark _______ and light________ give the muscle fiber its striated appearance

A band; I band

The thin filament is formed of what three molecules

Troponin, tropomyosin, actin

What is the name of the functional unit of a muscle cell


Name the two myofilaments that slide past one another to allow muscle cells to contract

Actin and myosin

During exercise, if there are sufficient oxygen molecules available in the muscle tissue

glucose is converted to pyruvic acid and then to water, carbon dioxide, heat, and ATP

What are contractions that maintain the same tension; contractions that shorten the length of the muscle; are the type most often used in a workout in the gym

isotonic contractions

Sacroplasmic reticulum

releases calcium into the sacroplasm during contraction

Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning the neuromuscular junction

One sensory neuron may innervate many muscle fibers

Movement of the jaw superiorly would be


What does biceps mean

Divided into two

What does the term deltoid mean

Triangle shaped

What is the term for a muscle that helps a prime mover

A synergist

Which of the following correctly describes pronation

Putting your hands flat on a table

If you work out in the gym and do some bicep curls, the contraction of the biceps would be considered


Leg adductors would

move legs medially

The intercostals are found

between the ribs

What is the muscle that encircles the eye

Orbicularis oculi

Which of the following is a hamstring muscle

Semimembranosus; semitendinosus; biceps femoris

Which of the following is a stomach muscle

external oblique; rectus abdominus; internal oblique

The anatomical name for a muscle cell is a

muscle fiber.

An aponeurosis

is a flat, sheet-like connective tissue attachment of one muscle to another muscle.

The endomysium is a connective tissue that surrounds a

skeletal muscle fiber.

In general, skeletal muscles insertions are found

The part of a muscle attached to the

movable bone of the skeleton is termed

the insertion

A tissue with striations and many flattened nuclei under the plasma membrane in each cell would be called

skeletal muscle.

In a skeletal muscle fiber, the sarcomere is a repetitive unit that consists of the entire region between the


Muscle tissue is responsible for


Muscles that are concerned with bracing actions are called


Myofibrils are primarily composed of

actin and myosin.

Smooth muscle fibers are characterized by

form the contractile tissue of the walls of many hollow organs.

The bending or movement of a limb towards the midline of the body is known as


The energy source that is directly responsible for muscle fiber contraction is


The muscle whose action is dorsiflexion and inversion of the foot is the

tibialis anterior.

The muscle that causes flexion of the forearm is the

biceps brachii.

The muscle that extends and adducts the humerus is the

latissimus dorsi.

The muscle that is mainly responsible for a particular movement is known as the

prime mover.

The plasma membrane of a muscle cell is most usually termed a


What is the BEST definition of the origin of a muscle

the attachment of the muscle to a bone that is relatively fixed.

Which of the following can best be used to distinguish cardiac from smooth muscle

it is striated

Which of the following is a shared characteristic of cardiac and skeletal muscle


The "all-or-none" property of muscles is a phenomenon that occurs on the _____ level


Which of these muscles is located in the abdominal region

External oblique

The _______ does NOT cause movement at the knee joint

gluteus maximus

The primary function of all muscle tissue is

contraction or shortening.

The nuclei of skeletal muscle cells are pushed aside by long ribbonlike organelles called _______, which nearly fill the cytoplasm


The state of continuous partial contractions is called

muscle tone

What is the specific neurotransmitter that is released by motor neurons and stimulates skeletal muscle

Acetylcholine (Ach)

What specifically causes a muscle to contract

When the cocked heads of the myosin attach to the binding site the myosin heads pivot toward the center of the sarcomere.

When several muscles are contracting at the same time, the muscle that has the major responsibility for causing a particular movement is called the

prime mover.

Which of the following are characteristic of cardiac muscle

Intercalated disks

Which of the following is a characteristic of skeletal muscle

Another name for skeletal muscle is voluntary muscle. Skeletal muscle cells are striated. Skeletal muscle tissue can contract rapidly and with great force, but tires easily and must rest after short periods of relativity.

Which of the following is a function of muscle

Generates heat; Produces movement;
Maintains posture; Stabilizes joints

Which of the following is a muscle of the head and neck

Temporalis; Zygomaticus; Buccinator Masseter

Which of the following is true of an action potential

It is initiated by a temporary permeability to sodium ions which rush into the cell.; An action potential is a wave of electrical current.; An action potential is an all or nothing phenomenon - once started it goes to completion.; The result of the action potential is the contraction of the muscle cell.

Which of the following is one of the muscles of the abdominal girdle

External oblique

Which of the following is the only muscle type that is nonstriated and involuntary


Which of the following refers to one neuron and all the skeletal muscle cells it stimulates

Motor unit

Which of the following statements is true

Tetanic contraction is normal and desirable and is quite different from the pathologic condition of tetanus.; When a muscle is stimulated so rapidly that no evidence of relaxation is seen and the contractions are completely smooth and sustained the muscle is said to be in tetanus or in tetanic contraction.; Tetanic contractions of muscles are smooth and prolonged muscle contractions which can be slight or vigorous depending on what work has to be done.; Complete tetanus is a smooth continuous contraction without any evidence of relaxation and results from a very rapid rate of stimulation.

Which of the following statements is true regarding energy generation for muscle contraction

One of the pathways for ATP regeneration is direct phosphorylation of ADP by creatine phosphate.; At rest and during light exercise, ATP is regenerated almost entirely by metabolic pathways that use oxygen.; Aerobic respiration refers to metabolic pathways that use oxygen.; The initial steps of glucose breakdown occur via a pathway called glycolysis, which does not use oxygen and is an anaerobic part of the metabolic pathway.

Which of the following statements is true regarding muscle attachments and body movements

The point of attachment of a muscle to the immovable or less movable bone is called the origin.; Flexion is a movement, generally in the sagittal plane, that decreases the angle of the joint and brings the two bones closer together.; Abduction is movement away from the body and occurs in the coronal plane.; In circumduction of the arm the distal end of the limb describes a cone.


cranial aponeurosis, skin of eybrows, raises eybrows

orbicularis oculi

frontal bone and maxilla, tissue around eyes, blinks and closes eyes

orbicularis oris

mandible and maxilla, skin and muscle around the mouth, closes and protrudes lips


temporal bone, mandible, closes jaw


zygomatic bone, skin and muscle at corner of lips, raises corner of mouth


temporal bone, mandible, closes jaw


maxilla and mandible near molars, orbicularis oris, compresses cheeck as in whistling and holds food between teeth during chewing


sternum and clavicle, temporal bone, flexes neck and rotates head


connective tissue covering of superior chest muscles, tissue around mouth, pulls corner of mouth inferiorly

pectoralis major

sternum clavicle and first to sixth ribs, proximal humerus, adducts and flexes humerus

rectus abdominus

pubis, sternum and fifth to seventh ribs, flexes verteberal column

biceps brachii

scapula of shoulder girdle, proximal radius, flexes elbow and supinates forearm

adductor muscles

pelvis, proximal femur, adduct thigh

quadriceps group vasti

femur, tibial tuberosity via patellar ligament, all extends knee; rectus femoris also flexes hip on thigh


occipital bone and all cervical and thoracic vertebrae, scapular spine and clavicle, extends neck and adducts scapula

latissimus dorsi

lower spine and iliac crest, proximal humerus, extends and adducts humerus


scapular spine and clavicle, humerus, abducts humerus

triceps brachii

shoulder girdle and proximal humerus, olecranon process of ulna, extends elbow

gluteus maximus

sacrum and ilium, proximal femur, extends hip

gluteus medius

ilium, proximal femur, abducts thigh steadies pelvis during walking

hamstring muscles

ischial tuberosity, proximal tibia, flex knee and extend hip


distal femur, calcaneus, plantar flexes foot and flexes knee


proximal tibia and fibula, calcaneus, plantar flexes foot

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