How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

4 terms

Muscle Tone

Muscle Tone
STUDY
PLAY
Muscle tone
Maintained due to partial contraction of relaxed portions of skeletal muscle. There are ALWAYS a few muscle fibers within a muscle that are contracted while most are relaxed. This is ESSENTIAL in maintaining posture.
Hypotonia
Decreased or lost muscle tone. Muscles are "flaccid".
Atrophy
Wasting away of muscles due to disuse or severing the nerve supply.
Hypertrophy
Increase in the diameter of muscle fibers from forceful repetitive muscular activity such a weightlifting.