Flashcards - Muscular System Functions

Flashcards - Muscular System Functions
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receptors
In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell
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Troponin
Troponin is a complex of three regulatory proteins that is integral to muscle contraction in skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle, but not smooth muscle
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smooth muscle
Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle
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calcium
Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20
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skeletal muscles
Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle
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Homeostasis
Homeostasis or homoeostasis is the property of a system in which a variable is actively regulated to remain very nearly constant
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sarcomere
A sarcomere is the basic unit of striated muscle tissue
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function
In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related to exactly one output
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function
In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related to exactly one output
sarcomere
A sarcomere is the basic unit of striated muscle tissue
Homeostasis
Homeostasis or homoeostasis is the property of a system in which a variable is actively regulated to remain very nearly constant
skeletal muscles
Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle
calcium
Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20
smooth muscle
Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle
Troponin
Troponin is a complex of three regulatory proteins that is integral to muscle contraction in skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle, but not smooth muscle
receptors
In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell
synapse
In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron
muscle shortening
Muscle contraction is the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle fibers
myofilaments
Myofilaments are the filaments of myofibrils, constructed from proteins, principally myosin or actin
neuromuscular junction
A neuromuscular junction is a chemical synapse formed by the contact between a motor neuron and a muscle fiber
motor units
A motor unit is made up of a motor neuron and the skeletal muscle fibers innervated by that motor neuron's axonal terminals
oxidative phosphorylation
Oxidative phosphorylation is the metabolic pathway in which cells use enzymes to oxidize nutrients, thereby releasing energy which is used to reform ATP
perimysium
Perimysium is a sheath of connective tissue that groups muscle fibers into bundles or fascicles
Myosin
Myosins comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other motility processes in eukaryotes
endurance
Endurance was the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

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