PhysioLabBiopac1

  1. Three kinds of muscle tissue:
    Smooth: Along the walls of hollow organs ( intestines, blood vessels, lungs ).  Contraction of smooth muscle changes organ diameter.

    Skeletal: Attached to skeleton, moves the body around.

    Cardiac: The heart, contraction pumps blood.
  2. Primary function of muscle:
    To convert energy to mechanical work.
  3. The individual, cylindrical shaped muscle cells are called...
    Fibers.
  4. Somatic motor nerves...
    Voluntary nervous system which controls voluntary movements of the body.  Part of peripheral ( outside central ) nervous system.
  5. Axon...
    Long, slender extension of a nerve cell.  Conducts electrical impulses away from nerve body (soma).
  6. Motor unit is mad up of...
    Anterior horn cell -> anterior root axon -> individual nerve fibers innervate muscle cells.
Author
Ghoelix
ID
193042
Card Set
PhysioLabBiopac1
Description
Notes from Biopac 1
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