Ii contractility is the ability to shorten thus

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ii. Contractility is the ability to shorten, thus generating force to do work. iii. Extensibility is the ability to be stretched without damaging the tissue. iv. Elasticity is the ability to return to its original shape after contraction or extension. E. Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Muscle attachments - muscles are attached to a bone by tendons (dense regular connective tissue) - the insertion is the movable portion and the origin is the less This study resource was shared via CourseHero.com
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movable attachment - Associated connective tissue-provides protection and support; binds muscle fibers and bundles together - endomysium covers individual muscle fibers - perimysium binds groups of muscle fibers together - epimysium covers entire muscle - fascia binds muscles to overlying skin or binds groups of muscles together F. Microscopic Anatomy: i. Each muscle fiber has a sarcolemma (plasma membrane) that surrounds the sarcoplasm (cytoplasm). ii. The sarcoplasm contains numerous myofibrils; a. The myofibrils contain numerous parallel (protein) myofilaments called thin (actin) filaments and thick (myosin) filaments that are arranged in compartments called sarcomeres.
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