MMHS Anatomy and Physiology. muscle introduction notes. General Characteristics. 600 muscles in the human body Makes up 40% of the body weight 3 main types that make up the human body Viewed as “the machines” of the body Prefixes associated with muscles myo - and mys - = “muscle”
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Anatomy and Physiology
Example:The Prime Mover is the biceps brachiiand the Antagonist is the triceps brachii.
(these additions make muscles work more efficiently).
Example: The biceps brachiiis the flexor and the triceps brachiiis the extensor.
4 Main Properties of Skeletal Muscles
Peristalsis: the term for the rhythmic, synchronized contraction of smooth muscle.
3. Cardiac or Myocardium