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Summary of muscles and their actions

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    Phomolo P.
    Phomolo P.

    voluntary muscle:this is attached to bones.it works when you want it to.voluntary muscle is also called:skeletal muscle because it is attached to bones,striped muscle because when you look at it under a microscope you can see stripes across it. involuntary muscle:this is found in the walls of your internal organs:stomach,gut,bladder and blood vessels.it is called involuntary because it works on its own and also called smooth muscle because it looks smooth under a microscope,with no stripes. cardiac muscle: this is special involuntary muscle that forms the walls of your heart.it works non-stop without tiring

    Zachary B.
    Zachary B.

    What is a summary of muscles and their actions?t is

    Rk S.
    Rk S.

    Summary of muscles and their actions:- Major muscles in the human body. There are three types of muscles in the body: smooth (intestinal wall and arteries) cardiac skeletal Skeletal muscles are labelled according to the way the muscle fibres lie with respect to the tendon. Fusiform muscles Fibres run in the same direction as the tendon. There aren't a great number of these muscle types because they only produce low muscle force. However, they have great contractile range and so are found in muscles that require a great range of movement (e.g. gracilis muscle). Penniform muscles In these muscles, the fibres run at an angle to the tendon. They make up 75% of all the skeletal muscles in the body. They produce great force, but don't have great range. There are three types of penniform muscles: unipenate - branch to one side only (e.g. Semimembranosus) bipenate - branch both sides of the tendon (e.g. Rectus Femoris) multipenate - branch repeatedly (e.g. deltoid) Types of skeletal muscle

    Muhammad S.
    Muhammad S.

    What is the summary of muscles and their actions?

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