oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Notes on the physiology of muscle contraction
|Article Title||Notes on the physiology of muscle contraction|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Aug 1991|
|Pages||18 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||Electrical shocks, Exhaustion of muscle energy, Mechanical properties, Motor neuron, Muscle fibres, Somatic musculature and Tension|
Muscle can be categorised into three types: skeletal (sometimes known as striated muscle on account of its striated appearance under the light microscope), cardiac and smooth. In this series of articles, we will be addressing the fundamental question of how a muscle contracts with reference to skeletal muscle only.
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