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Anatomy and Physiology - Week 4 Notes

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Anatomy and Physiology - Week 4 Notes VS 3014

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Date Created: 04/18/16
Learning Objectives Physiology of the Muscular System Ch. 8 1. Define and/or locate: a. Prefixes i. “Macro-“: large b. Suffixes c. Anatomy/microanatomy i. Sarcolemma: outer membrane of muscle fiber ii. Sarcomere: fundamental unit of contraction/distance from Z line to Z line iii. Myofibril: contractile organelles of muscle iv. Sarcoplasmic reticulum: fluid-filled system of tubules encircling each myofibril where calcium is stored for contraction v. T-tubule: sarcolemma invaginations; conduct action potential vi. Z-line: dense line that bisects each I band vii. A band or zone: darker zone/overlapping thick and thin filaments viii. I band or zone: light band/ thin filaments only ix. Intercalated disks: contact points between adjacent cardiac cells x. Actin: globular protein/ 2 long stands winded around each other (pearls) xi. Troponin: protein embedded in tropomyosin strand (barbs) xii. Tropomyosin: protein stand which wraps around actin (wire) xiii. Myosin: “golf-club” shaped protein xiv. Neuron: basic information processing unit of the nervous system xv. Axon: information transmitting part of the neuron xvi. Synapse: function junction for information exchange xvii. Synaptic cleft: narrow gap at a synapse xviii. Neuromuscular junction: junction between axon terminal of a motor neuron and the sarcolemma of a skeletal muscle fiber xix. Neurotransmitter – Acetylcholine xx. Motor unit: a single motor (voluntary, somatic) neuron and all the skeletal muscle fibers it supplies d. Physiology i. Syncytium ii. Action potential: an electrical impulse or signal iii. Membrane potential: difference in electrical charge between the inside and outside of a cell-membrane iv. Depolarization: application of a stimulus to the membrane switches polarity of membrane v. Repolarization: cell membrane recovers 2. Name the 3 basic types of muscle tissue and areas where they are located in the body 1. Skeletal 2. Cardiac 3. Smooth 3. Distinguish the basic types of muscle by: a. Presence/absence of striations - Striated has visible streaks or “striations” when viewed with a high level of magnification - Non-striated has no visible lines b. Voluntary vs involuntary control - Voluntary: controlled by somatic nervous system - Involuntary: “autonomic” (unconscious) control c. Branching fibers vs non-branching fibers - Branching: cardiac, fiber branch to form network and connect intercalated disks. - Non-branching: skeletal 4. Give, in general terms, the function and nature of type I and type II muscle fibers - Type I  Contract slowly but sustain long periods of activity  “Slow twitch”  “Endurance fibers”/draft horse - Type II  Contract quickly with great force, subject to fatigue  “Fast twitch”  Quarter horse 5. Give, in general terms, the function of the “somatic” and “automatic” nervous systems - Somatic: conscious control (skeletal) - Automatic: unconscious control (cardiac, smooth) 6. Name the protein components of the thick and thin filaments - Thick: myosin - Thin: actin, tropomyosin, troponin 7. Discuss the process of skeletal muscle contraction - Calcium floods into the muscle cell binding with troponin allowing actin and myosin to bind. The actin and myosin cross tropomyosin and bind and contract.


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