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1

where is the skeletal muscles located?

attached to bone and/or skin

2

what are examples of skeletal muscles?

1. facial expression
2.muscles of mastication

3

what are the functions of the skeletal muscles?

1. locomotion
2. expression
3. posture
4. heat generation

4

what is meant by heat generation?

help you generate heat (Not Good)

5

what are the 4 characteristics of the skeletal muscles?

1. contractility (e.g. contract muscle to push weight)
2. excitability:(e.g. you are going to do it when you want it)
3. extensibility: (e.g. stretch the muscle)
4. elasticity: ("return back to its original size" but stronger)

6

what does the skeletal muscles exhibit?

"recruitment" and can run in "oxygen debt"
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!