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Summary

This animation presents the structure and the ultrastructure of skeletal muscle in order to help better understand muscle contraction

Learning goals

  • To learn the anatomical organization of skeletal muscle.
  • To understand muscle contraction at the scales of both the sarcomere and the whole muscle.
  • To understand the relationship between sarcomere structure and function.
  • To bring out the relationship between the shrinking of the I bands and the sliding of the myofilaments.

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The skeletal muscles make up part of the locomotive system.  Attached to the bones of the skeleton by tendons, the skeletal muscles display singular physiological properties: excitability and…

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