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Musculoskeletal System—Physiology and Physics of the Muscles

Lecture no. 28 from the course: Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition

Musculoskeletal System—Physiology and Physics of the Muscles

Taught by Professor Anthony A. Goodman | 44 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In this lecture, we will examine the physiology and physics of the muscles. There are three kinds: skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. The muscles are innervated by motor neurons, which stimulate them to contract. Nerves connect with target muscles by means of a neurotransmitter, which conducts the electrical stimulation from the nerve to the muscle across the synaptic gap. The lecture concludes by examining the physics of muscle contraction.

32 Lectures

1
Image of Cardiovascular System—Anatomy of the Heart
Cardiovascular System—Anatomy of the Heart
0 of 46 min
2
Image of Cardiovascular System—Physiology of the Heart
Cardiovascular System—Physiology of the Heart
0 of 45 min
3
Image of Cardiovascular System—Anatomy of the Great Vessels
Cardiovascular System—Anatomy of the Great Vessels
0 of 45 min
4
Image of Cardiovascular System—Physiology of the Great Vessels
Cardiovascular System—Physiology of the Great Vessels
0 of 45 min
5
Image of Respiratory System—Anatomy of the Lungs
Respiratory System—Anatomy of the Lungs
0 of 44 min
6
Image of Respiratory System—Physiology of the Lungs
Respiratory System—Physiology of the Lungs
0 of 45 min
7
Image of Nervous System—Anatomy of the Brain
Nervous System—Anatomy of the Brain
0 of 45 min
8
Image of Nervous System—Physiology of the Brain
Nervous System—Physiology of the Brain
0 of 45 min
9
Image of Nervous System—Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
Nervous System—Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
0 of 45 min
10
Image of Nervous System—Autonomic Nervous System and Cranial Nerves
Nervous System—Autonomic Nervous System and Cranial Nerves
0 of 45 min
11
Image of Nervous System—The Eyes
Nervous System—The Eyes
0 of 44 min
12
Image of Nervous System—The Ears, Hearing, and Equilibrium
Nervous System—The Ears, Hearing, and Equilibrium
0 of 45 min
13
Image of Nervous System—Memory
Nervous System—Memory
0 of 45 min
14
Image of Digestive System—Anatomy of the Mouth, Esophagus, and Stomach
Digestive System—Anatomy of the Mouth, Esophagus, and Stomach
0 of 45 min
15
Image of Digestive System—Physiology of the Mouth, Esophagus, and Stomach
Digestive System—Physiology of the Mouth, Esophagus, and Stomach
0 of 44 min
16
Image of Digestive System—Anatomy of the Pancreas, Liver, and the Biliary Tree
Digestive System—Anatomy of the Pancreas, Liver, and the Biliary Tree
0 of 45 min
17
Image of Digestive System—Physiology of the Pancreas, Liver, and the Biliary Tree
Digestive System—Physiology of the Pancreas, Liver, and the Biliary Tree
0 of 45 min
18
Image of Digestive System—Anatomy of the Small Intestine, Colon, and Rectum
Digestive System—Anatomy of the Small Intestine, Colon, and Rectum
0 of 45 min
19
Image of Digestive System—Physiology of the Small Intestine, Colon, and Rectum
Digestive System—Physiology of the Small Intestine, Colon, and Rectum
0 of 45 min
20
Image of Endocrine System—The Pituitary and Adrenal Glands
Endocrine System—The Pituitary and Adrenal Glands
0 of 45 min
21
Image of Endocrine System—Pancreas
Endocrine System—Pancreas
0 of 45 min
22
Image of Endocrine System—Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Endocrine System—Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
0 of 45 min
23
Image of Urinary System—Anatomy of the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
Urinary System—Anatomy of the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
0 of 45 min
24
Image of Urinary System—Physiology of the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
Urinary System—Physiology of the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
0 of 45 min
25
Image of Reproductive System—Male
Reproductive System—Male
0 of 44 min
26
Image of Reproductive System—Female
Reproductive System—Female
0 of 45 min
27
Image of Reproductive System—Physiology of Genetic Inheritance
Reproductive System—Physiology of Genetic Inheritance
0 of 45 min
28
Image of Musculoskeletal System—Physiology and Physics of the Muscles
Musculoskeletal System—Physiology and Physics of the Muscles
0 of 44 min
29
Image of Musculoskeletal System—Anatomy of the Muscles
Musculoskeletal System—Anatomy of the Muscles
0 of 44 min
30
Image of Musculoskeletal System—Bones
Musculoskeletal System—Bones
0 of 45 min
31
Image of Immune System—Anatomy and Physiology
Immune System—Anatomy and Physiology
0 of 45 min
32
Image of The Biology of Human Cancer
The Biology of Human Cancer
0 of 46 min

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