Name: Nataliya Tsyvilyova Exercise 2: Skeletal Muscle Physiology: Activity 1: The Muscle Twitch and the Latent Period Lab Report Pre-lab Quiz Results You scored 100% by answering 5 out of 5 questions correctly. 1. Skeletal muscles are connected to bones by You correctly answered: b. tendons. 2. Skeletal muscles are composed of hundreds to thousands of individual cells called You correctly answered: c. fibers. 3. The term motor unit refers to You correctly answered: c. one motor neuron and all of the skeletal muscle fibers it innervates. 4. The motor neuron and muscle fiber intersect at what is called You correctly answered: d. the neuromuscular junction. 5. A twitch is You correctly answered: a. one contractile response to a single action potential. 10/18/16 page 1
10/18/16 page 2 Experiment Results Predict Question: Predict Question: Will changes to the stimulus voltage alter the duration of the latent period? Your answer : a. Yes, changing the stimulus voltage will change the latent period duration proportionately. Stop & Think Questions: What is the period of time that elapses between the generation of an action potential and the start of muscle tension development in a muscle fiber?