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4.1: Chapter 4: Muscle

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  • C. Premanandan

    Muscle is one of the four primary tissue types. There are three types of muscle tissue: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle. This chapter will cover muscle.

    Chapter Learning Objectives

    imageBy the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

    • Name the general functions of muscle.
    • Classify the three major types of muscle.
    • Describe the locations in which each type of muscle is present.
    • Described the structural components which differentiate each type of muscle and how it allows each type to function.

    Review Questions

    By the end of this chapter, you should be able to answer the following:

    • What are the three major types of muscle?
    • How are these types of muscle different? List the differences.
    • What locations are each of these types of muscle present?
    • Differentiate the following terms. Myofiber, myofibril, sarcomere.
    • List the structural components of a sarcomere. How does a sarcomere function?
    • How is cardiac muscle different than skeletal muscle? How are they the same?
    • What is the function of smooth muscle?
    • What structural components are different in smooth muscle compared to cardiac and skeletal muscle?
    • What is myoepithelium?