After being stretched, muscle tissue can recoil passively and resume its resting length. This is known as _____.
An "overcoat" of dense irregular connective tissue surrounding the whole skeletal muscle, and sometimes blending with the deep fascia, is known as _____.
Skeletal muscle cells have which of the following characteristics?
They are long and cylindrical.
Their diameter is 10-100µm.
They are multinucleate.
They are long and cylindrical and multinucleate.
Regarding muscle attachments, which term(s) indicate(s) that the strands of connective tissue are so short that the muscle fascicles appear to attach directly to the bone?
direct attachments and fleshy attachments
In muscle tissue, the characteristic that is defined as "the ability to be stretched by contraction of an antagonist (opposing muscle)" is known as _____.
The sarcoplasmic reticulum stores large quantities of which ion?
releases calcium ions that will cause troponin/tropomyosin complex to move. This exposes the binding sites on actin and allows the cross-bridges of myosin to bind to the actin binding sites.
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Which portion of the sarcomere creates the light portions of the light-dark pattern of striations seen along the length of a muscle fiber?
Nerve-generated impulses in the sarcolemma are conducted by deep invaginations of the sarcolemma that run between each pair of terminal cisternae. These deep invaginations are called _____.