Unformatted text preview: A muscle ﬁber is a single cell of a
muscle. A single muscle ﬁber can
be nearly a foot long. There are three kinds of muscle in the body.
Each differs in its location, appearance
under the microscope, and function: - Skeletal muscle - Cardiac muscle - Smooth muscle The following sections give more details
on each type of muscle. Skeletal Muscle If the bones of the body represent the
means by which people get someplace
quickly and efﬁciently, then it is the
muscles attached to them that make it
happen. Without them, a person would be
nothing but a bag of bones—ﬁlled with
good intentions, but no way to go. ...
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- Fall '09