Muscle contraction is the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle
fibers. In physiology, muscle contraction does not mean muscle shortening ... The
mechanisms of contraction in these mu...
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An organ is defined as a group of tissues that work together to perform a ... The
Only Tissue in Your Body That Is Able to Contract or Shorten · Tissue That ...
affect everything from the beating of your heart to the wiggling of your toes.
Muscle tissue functions in movement because the muscle cells contract, shorten
Blood A fluid that carries oxygen and nutrients to the body's tissue cells and ...
Cardiac muscle A specialized muscle found only in the wall of the heart. .....
Muscles Tissues made up of long cells called fibres that are able to contract (
shorten) in .... You can feel your pulse by placing your fingers on the inside of
There are four main tissue types in the body: epithelial, connective, muscle, and
nervous. ... Connective tissue cells are able to reproduce but not as rapidly as
epithelial cells. ... ability to shorten or contract in order to produce movement of
the body parts. ... Connective tissue membranes contain only connective tissue.
Our bones give our bodies shape, and support and protect our organs and ... for
movement: They're the masses of tough, elastic tissue that pull our bones when ...
The fibers contract to produce tension on the associated tissues or tendons. ...
The contraction of muscle produce heat, which keeps the body warm during the
... Cardiac muscle: found only in the heart and responsible for contraction of
cardiac tissue and .... However, the actin elements within the I-band does not
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When the muscle contracts, the shortening of the muscle lags behind .... its length
at rest in the body, the parallel elastic elements are stretched and .... The cross-
bridge theory is able to account for the force-velocity curve by ...
The muscular system is the body's network of tissues that controls movement
both ... through space are possible only because of the contraction (shortening)
and ... Smooth muscles contract slowly and can remain contracted for a long
period of ... the heads of thick myofilaments are able to detach from the thin