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Name: Muscle Contraction and Locomotion
ID: m44788
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Classify the different types of muscle tissue
  • Explain the role of muscles in locomotion
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: acetylcholinesterase, AChE, cardiac muscle tissue, excitation–contraction coupling, locomotion, motor end plate, muscle contraction, muscle fiber structure, muscle tension, muscle tissue, muscle type, musculoskeletal system, myofibril, myofilament, regulatory protein, sarcolemma, sarcomere, skeletal muscle tissue, sliding filament model of contraction, smooth muscle tissue, thick filament, thin filament, tropomyosin, troponin
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 3:45 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 24, 2013 10:59 am +0000


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