Appears striated or banded. Skeletal muscle tissue and cardiac muscle are both striated in appearance and smooth muscle is not.
What happens to the length of a muscle when it contracts?
it creates a pulling force on its attachments that attempts to pull them towards each other.
aka Concentric contractions, it shortens towards the center and is determined by the strength of the pulling force. It can go both ways, by generating force that increases action, or can be relaxed and shortened by another mover.
aka eccentric contraction, if the force of the muscle is less than the resistance the muscle will lengthen instead of shorten. It can contract and lengthen, or relax and lenghen.
the attachment that is usually fixed is now mobile and the attachment that is usually mobile is now fixed.
Origin: The point where a muscle attaches to the non-movable bone
Insertion: The other attachment site of the muscle that contracts into the origin.
It is rare for muscle fivers to run the entire length of the muscle, usually they lay end to end or parallel and overlap. Thses fibers are organized in bundles known as fascicles.
myofibrils are composed of units called sarcomeres that are laid end to end from one end to another.
actin and myosin filaments
Actin filments are thin and myosin filaments are thick. Action are Z lines at both ends of the sacromeres and myosin are located in the center of the sacromere.
Sliding Filament Mechanism
Is how the sacromeres shorten, the actin and the myosin slide along each other. A message is sent from the nervous system to tell it to contract, the message causes the sarcoplasmic reticulum to release stored calcium into the sacroplasm. These calcium ions attach onto the actin.
is a muscle that con stop unwanted action at the mobile attachement of the muscle that is working and work at insertion.
is defined as the coordering od muscles in the body in their various roles to create smooth and efficent movement.
1. the type of motion that has occured.
2. name of the body par that has moves
3. name of the joint where the movement has occured.
fibrous fascia that surrounds a group of muscle fibers, dividing the muscle into bundles known as fascicles