Flashcards in Skeletal Muscles Characteristics Deck (6)
where is the skeletal muscles located?
attached to bone and/or skin
what are examples of skeletal muscles?
1. facial expression
2.muscles of mastication
what are the functions of the skeletal muscles?
4. heat generation
what is meant by heat generation?
help you generate heat (Not Good)
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)