Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).

•        Chapter 10:  Anatomy and Physiology  by OpenStax College
•        Chapter 9 and Sections 18.1, 21.1, and 21.2:  Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
•        Sections 9.1 - 9.6:  Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

1.        Describe the main functions and unique structures of skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle tissue.

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Types

2.        Describe the macroscopic and microscopic structure of a skeletal muscle fascicle.

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Fascicle

3.        Describe the structure and function of a sarcomere.

Concept Storyline:  Sarcomere

4.        Describe the main steps involved in signal transmission across a neuromuscular junction.

Concept Storyline:  Neuromuscular Junction

5.        Describe the main steps of the skeletal muscle contraction cycle.

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Contraction

6.        Compare and contrast the events of the latent period, contraction phase, and relaxation phase on a myogram.

Concept Storyline:  Myogram

7.        Describe the relationship between skeletal muscle tension, sarcomere length, and degree of overlap.

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Tension

8.        Compare and contrast the structural and functional differences occurring in skeletal muscles during wave
summation, incomplete tetanus, and complete tetanus.

Concept Storyline:  Summation and Tetanus

9.        Describe the role of individual motor units in recruitment, the development of muscle tone, and isotonic and
isometric contractions.

Concept Storyline:  Recruitment

10.        Describe the source and function, as they relate to energy, of ATP, creatine phosphate, glycogen, and lactic

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Energy

11.        Describe the process of muscle recovery from fatigue under conditions of sufficient versus insufficient oxygen.

Concept Storyline:  Muscle Recovery
Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College