Flashcards in Neuromuscular System Deck (5)
What are the 3 components of the neuromuscular system?
The Peripheral Nerve (Motor, Sensory and Proprioceptive nerves)
What is a Neuromuscular junction?
The point of contact between the innervating motor neuron and the muscle fibre
What is the role of the Neuromuscular junction?
Transmit action potentials from neurons into action potentials in the skeletal muscle membrane (Sarcolemma)
What is Excitation-Contraction coupling?
The triggering of muscle contraction by electrical activity in the form of a muscle action potential