1. Compare and contrast skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle 2. List the special characteristics of all muscle 3. Describe the function of muscular tissue 4. Draw and explain the gross anatomical features of skeletal muscles (include epimysium, perimysium, and endomysium) 5. Define myofibrils, sarcomeres, thick and think filaments, sacrolemma, sarcoplasm, sarcoplasmic reticulum, sarcomere, & t tubule 6. Draw a picture and explain the steps in the sliding filament model Please complete Ch 10 HW first. It will help you with lab. Feel free to print out the unlabeled drawings and write the muscle names/ function on it (instead of drawing). 1. Compare and contrast the various actions and interactions of muscles 2. Define prime mover, antagonist, and synergist 3. Describe the various ways muscles are named 4. Describe each principal muscle movement 5. Identify/ locate each muscle of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, shoulder, and extremities 6. List the location and major actions of the muscles
Muscular tissue is a critical component of the human body, responsible for generating movement, maintaining posture, and supporting vital functions such as respiration, circulation, and digestion. The human muscular system is composed of three main types of muscle tissues: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. Each type of muscle has unique structural and functional characteristics, and they work together in a coordinated manner to facilitate a wide range of movements and physiological processes. This essay will delve into the comparative analysis of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle tissues, discussing their special characteristics, functions, anatomical features, and the sliding filament model of muscle contraction. Additionally, we will explore the actions and interactions of muscles, the definitions of prime mover, antagonist, and synergist, the nomenclature of muscles, and the identification of major muscles throughout the body.