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1

What are the 3 components of the neuromuscular system?

The Peripheral Nerve (Motor, Sensory and Proprioceptive nerves)
Neuromuscular Junction
Skeletal muscle

2

What is a Neuromuscular junction?

The point of contact between the innervating motor neuron and the muscle fibre

3

What is the role of the Neuromuscular junction?

Transmit action potentials from neurons into action potentials in the skeletal muscle membrane (Sarcolemma)

4

What is Excitation-Contraction coupling?

The triggering of muscle contraction by electrical activity in the form of a muscle action potential

5

____________ is the neurotransmitter found at the neuromuscular junction.

Acetylcholine