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Flashcards in Muscle System Deck (16)
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Skeletal

Skeletal is voluntary, striated and is attached to our skeleton

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Smooth

Involuntary and not striated and mainly in your organs like intestines and stomach

3

Cardiac

Branched, involuntary and striated only located in heart

4

Exicability

Able to send electrical waves through the entire length of the body

5

Elasticity

Having the ability to recoil back to its original length

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Extensibility

Able to stretch and bend slightly; extension and flexion

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Contractility

Allows muscles to pull on its attachment and shorten

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Fascicle

The muscle fibers that are arranged in bundles

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Epimysium

Outermost layer, surrounds entire muscle

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Perimysium

Separates and surrounds fascicles

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Endomysium

Surrounds each individual muscle fiber

12

Sarcolemma

Muscle fiber membrane

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Myofibril

Individual parallel muscle fibers (made up of actin and myosin)

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Sarcoplasm

Inner material surrounding the myofibril (equivalent to the cell’s cytoplasm

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Actin

Thin filaments

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Myosin

Thick filaments