oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Notes on the physiology of muscle contraction

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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