Skeletal Muscle Structure

MATERIALS NEEDED

textbook compound microscope prepared microscope slide of skeletal muscle tissue torso with musculature model of skeletal muscle fiber

For Demonstration fresh round beefsteak

SAFETY

• Wear disposable gloves when handling the fresh beefsteak.

• Wash your hands before leaving the laboratory.

A skeletal muscle represents an organ of the muscular system and is composed of several kinds of tissues. These tissues include skeletal muscle tissue, nervous tissue, blood, and various connective tissues.

Each skeletal muscle is surrounded by connective tissue. The connective tissue often extends beyond the end of a muscle, providing an attachment to other muscles or to bones. Connective tissue also extends into the structure of a muscle and separates it into compartments.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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