The Muscular System
1.  How many muscles are there total?

 
 
 

2.  List and describe the types of muscle tissue and provide examples of where they are found.
 
 
 
 
 
 

3.  List and describe the three (3) main functions of muscles and which muscles might perform these functions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4.  List and describe the six types of muscle arrangements and give examples of where they are found.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5.  What happens to your muscles as you increase your level of exercise?
 
 
 
 
 
 

6.  What happens to your muscles as you decrease your level of exercise?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7.  Describe the process of muscle contraction and the roles of actin, myosin, and ATP in this process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8.  Define motor unit and multiple motor unit summation.  Include a diagram.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9.  What are antagonistic muscles?  What are synergistic muscles?  What are fixator muscles?  Give examples of each.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.  Describe the classes of “levers” found in the muscular system and provide examples of where they can be found.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11.  What are some of the characteristics that provide clues as to the origin of the names of muscles?
 
 
 
 
 
 


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