gross muscle anatomy lab presentation student fall 07

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Skeletal Muscle Skeletal muscle is attached to bone on each end by tendons. Insertion: More movable attachment. Origin: Are pulled towards it (fixed point). Surrounded by connective tissues
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Types of muscles Prime mover or agonist (leader)- The muscle that causes an action Antagonist (ant = against), relaxes while the prime mover contracts. Most movements also involve muscles called synergists , which help the prime mover function more efficiently by reducing unnecessary movement.   Fixators stabilizing the origin of the prime mover so that the prime mover can act more efficiently.
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Skeletal Muscle
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Naming skeletal muscles Most skeletal muscles have names that describe some feature of the muscle. The following are some terms relating to muscle features that are used in naming muscles. Size : vastus (huge); maximus (large); longus (long); minimus (small); brevis (short). Shape
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course BIO 2401 taught by Professor Joselchou during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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