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Flashcards in Muscle Deck (10)
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1
Q

The force actively caused by a contraction on the bony lever is called

A

Muscle tension

2
Q

The external force exerted on the muscle is the ______ or _______

A

Resistance; load

3
Q

The muscle contraction causes a rotational force vector at the joint called ______ or a bending force vector called _________

A

Torque; moment

A bending moment

4
Q

Muscle contraction, no movement (so no change in muscle length)

A

Isometric

5
Q

Muscle shortens and joint moves

E.g. quads shorten while walking up stairs

A

Concentric

6
Q

Muscle lengthens while contracting.

A

Eccentric

7
Q

What type of contraction is good to stabilize joints?

A

Isometric

8
Q

Which type of contraction decelerates the motion of the joint to control movement and dampen sudden shock on joint?

A

Eccentric

9
Q

When rehabilitating someone, what order would you rehab them (in terms of the 3 types of contraction)

A

Isometric
Concentric
Eccentric

10
Q

List relative tension, from most to least

A

Eccentric
Isometric
Concentric