Human Anatomy Physiology tetanus by benbenzhou


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									1. muscle fibers- A cylindrical, multinucleate cell composed of numerous myofibrils that
    contracts when stimulated.
2. skeletal muscle fibers- muscle composed of cylindrical multinucleate cells with obvious
3. striated muscle-muscle consisting of cross striated muscle fibers, including cardiac and
    skeletal muscle.
4. voluntary muscle-skeletal muscle
5. endomysium- The connective tissue layer surrounding an individual skeletal muscle
6. perimysium- the connective enveloping bundles of muscle fibers.
7. fascicle-a bundle of nerve or muscle fibers bound together by connective tissue.
8. epimysium- the sheath of fibrous connective tissue surrounding a muscle.
9. tendons- cord of dense fibrous tissue attaching a muscle to a bone.
10. aponeuroses- fibrous or membranous sheet connecting a muscle and the part it moves.
11. smooth muscle- muscle consisting of spindle shaped, unshaped (nonstriated) muscle
    cells; involuntary muscle.
12. cardiac muscle- The specialized striated muscle tissue of the heart; the myocardium.
13. sarcolemma- A thin membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber.
14. myofibrils- found in cytoplasm of muscle cells.Any of the threadlike fibrils that make up
    the contractile part of a striated muscle fiber.
15. light (I) bands- the band within a striated myofibril.
16. dark (A) bands- The A bands are bisected by the H zone running through the center of
    which is the M line.
17. sarcomeres- the smallest contractile unit of muscle, extends form one Z disc to the next.
18. myofilaments- filaments composing the myofibrils. Of two types, actin and myosin.
19. thick filaments- Thick filaments in striated muscle are myosin polymers with a length and
    diameter that depend on the fiber type.
20. myosin- responsible for actin-based motility.
21. cross bridges- the globular head of a myosin molecule that projects from a myosin
    filament inmuscle and in the sliding filament hypothesis of muscle contraction is held to
    attach temporarily to an adjacent actin filament and draw it into the A band of a
    sarcomere between the myosin filaments
22. thin filaments - a myofilament of the one of the two types making up myofibrils that is
    about 5 nanometers (50 angstroms) in width and iscomposed chiefly of the protein actin
23. actin - a protein found especially in microfilaments (as those comprising myofibrils)
    andactive in muscular contraction, cellular movement, and maintenance of cell shape
24. sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) - the endoplasmic reticulum of cardiac muscle and skeletal
    striated muscle that functions especially as a storage andrelease area for calcium
25. motor unit - a motoneuron together with the muscle fibers on which it acts
26. axon - a usually long andsingle nerve-cell process that usually conducts impulses away
    from the cell body
27. axon terminals - The somewhat enlarged, often club-shaped endings by which axons
    make synaptic contacts with other nerve cells or with effector cells. Also called end-feet,
    neuropodia, terminal boutons.
28. neuromuscular junction - the junction of an efferent nerve fiber and the muscle fiber
    plasma membrane called also myoneural junction
29. synaptic cleft - the space between neurons at a nerve synapse across which a nerve
    impulse is transmitted by a neurotransmitter called alsosynaptic gap
30. neurotransmitter - a substance (asnorepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve
    impulses across a synapse
31. acetyl choline - a substance (asnorepinephrine or acetylcholine) that transmits nerve
    impulses across a synapse
32. action potential - the change in electrical potential that occurs between the inside and
    outside of a nerve or muscle fiber when it is stimulated, serving to transmit nerve signals.
33. graded responses - ability to contract to varying degrees. A muscle, like the biceps,
    contracts with varying degrees of force depending on the circumstance (ex. Graded
34. muscle twitches - a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction (twitching) visible under
    the skin arising from the spontaneous discharge of a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers.
    Fasciculations have a variety of causes, the majority of which are benign, but can also be
    due to disease of the motor neurons
35. fused (complete) tetanus - Tetanus has to do with twitch contraction and the control of
    muscle tension in skeletal muscles. It is based on the rate at which a stimulus (impulse
    causing contraction) is delivered to a muscle fiber after the absolute refractory period
    (time where no contraction can occur) but before the muscle is relaxed.
36. unfused (incomplete) tetanus - If the muscle is stimulated at a lower rate at this point it
    will partially relax causing a wave in contractions. This is known as incomplete tetanus,
    or unfused tetanus. However, if the muscle is stimulated at a higher rate it can not relax at
    all, causing it to be contracted at all times (Complete, or fused tetanus). If you know
    anything about skeletal muscle contraction in terms of movement, this can cause a big
    problem due to the fact that while the agonist contracts, the antagonist relaxes allowing
    for the movement (ex. flexing your arm at the elbow). If you have complete tetanus both
    are contracting at the same time which can cause extreme pain.
37. creatine phosphate - a compoundC4H10N3O5P of creatine and phosphoric acid that is
    found especially in vertebrate muscle where it is an energy source for muscle contraction
    called alsocreatine phosphate
38. aerobic respiration - Respiration in which molecular oxygen is consumed and carbon
    dioxide and water are produced.
39. lactic acid - a hygroscopic organic acid C3H6O3 that is known in three optically isomeric
    forms: the dextrorotatory form present normally in blood and muscle tissue as a product
    of the anaerobic metabolism of glucose and glycogen b or lactic acid : the levorotatory
    form obtained by biological fermentation of sucrose c or lactic acid : the racemic form
    present in food products and made usually by bacterial fermentation (as of whey or raw
    sugar) but also synthetically, and used chiefly in foods and beverages, in medicine,
    intanning and dyeing, and in making esters for use as solvents and plasticizers

   Frequency-Tension Relation
   Increase in muscle tension from successive action potentials is called summation and a
   maintained contraction in response to repetitive stimulation is called tetanus. If a tetanus
   oscillates, it is called infused tetanus while a tetanus without oscillations is called fused

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