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