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Chapter 6 Muscles

Shorten muscle with force contractility
Capacity of skeletal muscle to respond to stimulus Excitability
ability to be stretched Extensibility
ability to return to original length after being stretched Elasticity
surrounds the skeletal muscle Epimysium
surrounds and separates muscles; located outside the epimysium fascia
surrounds fasciculi perimysium
makes up fasciculi; single muscle cells fibers
each fiber surrounded by connective tissue sheath; what is the sheath endomysium
thread-like structure that extends from one end of a fiber to the other myofibrils
thin myofilaments actin
thick myofilaments myosin
highly ordered units formed by actin and myosin myofilaments sarcomeres
Created by: robbiejenkins78