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Anatomy Muscle Lecture Exam study guide

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What muscles if any have the ability to regenerate?

Smooth muscle


Know the different muscle types, and know what most skeletal muscles contain of these types.

Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle tissue. Most contain smooth muscle tissue


Know what myoglobin is

Myoglobin is an iron and oxygen-binding protein found in the muscle tissue


Know the function of the sarcoplasmic reticulum.

The major role of the sarcoplasmic reticulum is to regulate intracellular levels of Ca2+


What is the latent period? Which step is this in the process?

Ca+2 is being released from sarcoplasmic reticulum. Slack is being removed from elastic components. 1st step


What is the contraction period? Which step is this in the process?

Lasts 10-100 msec. Filaments slide past each other. 2nd step


What is the relaxation period? Which step is this in the process?

lasts 10-100 msec. Active transport of Ca+2 into SR. 3rd step


What is the refractory period? Which step is this in the process?

Muscle can not respond and has lost its excitability. 5 msec for skeletal and 300 msec for cardiac muscle. 4th step


Know the parts of a muscle twitch.

The latent, contraction, relaxation, and refractory periods


What is an isotonic contraction?

Two parts: concentric and eccentric contractions. This is moving a load


What is an isometric contraction?

A fixed position- no movement occurs


What is the function of creatine phosphate in the muscle cell.

Creatine phosphate transfers a high-energy phosphate to ADP


Know all of the steps of a muscle contraction.

ATP hydrolysis, attachment of myosin to actin to form crossbridges, power stroke, and detachment of myosin from actin.


What is endomysium?

A component of connective tissue that separates individual muscle cells


What is perimysium?

A component of connective tissue that surrounds bundles (fascicles) of 10-100 muscle cells


What is epimysium?

A component of connective tissue that surrounds the whole muscle


What is a fascicle?

A component of connective tissue that is a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium


What is rigor mortis and how does it occur.

This occurs 3-4 hours after death and lasts about 24 hours. Occurs because Ca+2 ions leak out of sarcoplasmic reticulum and allow myosin heads to bind to actin. They bind to actin until enzymes digest the decomposing cells


What is the functional unit of a skeletal muscle cell.

The functional unit is the sarcomere


What is produced during anaerobic respiration.



Know the characteristics of smooth muscle.

It is attached to hair follicles in skin, in walls of hollow organs, nonstriated in appearance, and involuntary.


What are the properties of muscles.

Excitability, conductivity, contractility, extensibility, elasticity


What is muscle tone.

Involuntary contraction of a small number of motor units (alternately active and inactive in a constantly shifting pattern)


How is acetylcholine (ACh) broken down in the synaptic cleft.


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Identify these parts:

A is epimysium

B is endomysium

C is a muscle fiber/cell

D is a fascicle

E is perimysium

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Identify the bands and structures in the picture:

A is the Z band

B is the H zone

C is the I band

D is the A band

E is the M line


Know the different types of levers. Know the examples of each lever.

First class, second class, and third class levers.


What is a first class lever and an example of it

This has the axis(fulcrum) located between the weight(resistance) and the force. An example of this is pliers or scissors. Where this may be is the joint between the head and the first vertebra. The weight (resistance) is the head, the axis is the joint, and the force can come from any posterior muscles that attach to the skull


What is a second class lever and an example of it

This has the weight (resistance) located between the axis (fulcrum) and the force. An example of this is a wheelbarrow. Where this may be is in the lower leg when someone stands on their toes. The axis is formed by the metatarsophalangeal joints, the resistance is the weight of the body, and the force is applied to the heel by the calf muscles through the achilles tendon


What is a third class lever and an example of it

This is the most common in the body. In this, the force is applied between the resistance (weight) and the axis (fulcrum). An example is someone picking up a shovel or lifting weights. Where this is popular is in the elbow. The elbow joint is the axis (fulcrum), the resistance (weight) is the forearm, wrist, and hand, and the force is the bicep muscle when elbow is flexed.


Know the difference between a synergist, and antagonist, a fixator and an agonist (prime mover)

A synergist aids the action of agonists either by assisting with the movemnt or by reducing unnecessary movement

An antagonist opposes or reverses a movement

A fixator is a specialized synergist and it immobilizes the origin of a prime mover so all tension is at the insersion

Agonists (prime movers) are responsible for producing a particular movement


Know what the term biceps, triceps, or quadriceps that forms part of a muscle's name, what does it tell you about the muscle.

The bicep has two heads, the tricep has three heads, and the quadriceps have four heads


Be able to draw and identify the various types of levers. Make sure you know the placement of the fulcrum, the load and the effort. FIRST CLASS

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Be able to draw and identify the various types of levers. Make sure you know the placement of the fulcrum, the load and the effort. SECOND CLASS

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Be able to draw and identify the various types of levers. Make sure you know the placement of the fulcrum, the load and the effort. THIRD CLASS

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Identify the muscles

A is the levator scapulae

B is the trapezius

C is the teres major and minor

D is the infraspinatus

E is the latissimus dorsi

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Identify the muscles

A is the sternocleidomastoid

B is the deltoid

C is the pectoral minor

D is the coracobrachialis

E is the external intercostal


Know what type of muscle assists an agonist by causing a like movement or by stabilizing a joint over which an agonist acts.

A synergist


Name the muscles of the hamstrings.

Semitendinosus, semimembranosus, biceps femoris.


What is flexion? Know general location on body

This is a movement that decreases the angle between two body parts.


What is abduction? Know general location on body

This is a movement away from the midline – just as abducting someone is to take them away. For example, abduction of the shoulder raises the arms out to the sides of the body.


What is adduction? Know general location on body

This is a movement towards the mid line. Adduction of the hip squeezes the legs together.


What is extension? Know general location on body

This is a a movement that increases the angle between two body parts.


How are muscles classified?

Voluntary or involuntary. Slow twitch or fast twitch


Know what muscles make up the abdomen in order.

The rectus abdominus, the external obliques, internal obliques, and the transversus abdominus


Name the chewing muscles

The masseter, pterygoids, and the temporalis


Know what makes up the quadriceps

The rectus femorus, the vastus lateralis, the vastus medialis, and the vastus intermedius

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