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Using the energy of ATP for repeated move- The point of contact between the neuron and the muscle cell is ments discount 1mg cardura with visa, the myosin heads generic 4mg cardura with visa, like the oars of a boat moving the neuromuscular junction. As the overlapping filaments slide together, the THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM ✦ 155 8 Axon of motor neuron Synaptic vesicle Mitochondrion Synaptic cleft Neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) A Axon Muscle Muscle fiber B Motor end plate branches fiber nucleus Vesicle releasing acetylcholine Receptor binds acetylcholine C Axon Mitochondria D Vesicles with Folds in motor end plate neurotransmitter of muscle cell Figure 8-3 Neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Once the filaments cross-bridges form, the myosin heads move the actin fila- ments forward, then they detach and move back to posi- tion for another “power stroke. In resting mus- Myosin head ADP ADP cles, the calcium is not available because it is stored P Binding site P within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of the muscle covered cell. Muscle relaxes when stimulation ends and the calcium Ca2+ Ca2+ is pumped back into the ER Box 8-1, Muscle Contraction and Energy, has addi- tional details on skeletal muscle contraction. The source of this energy is the oxidation ponin and tropomyosin away from binding sites so cross-bridges (commonly called “burning”) of nutrients within the cells. When cal- there is no ATP to disengage the filaments, so they remain cium shifts these proteins away from the binding sites, the fol- locked in a contracted state. The circulating blood constantly brings these substances to the cells, but muscle cells also store a small reserve Checkpoint 8-9 When muscles work without oxygen, a com- supply of each to be used when needed, during vigorous pound is produced that causes muscle fatigue. When muscles are stretched, they contract more it can be broken down into glucose when needed by the forcefully, as the internal filaments can interact over a muscle cells. Aerobic exercise, that is, compound similar to ATP, in that it has a high energy exercise that increases oxygen consumption, such as run- bond that releases energy when it is broken. During strenuous activity, tine phosphate to promote endurance however, a person may not be able to breathe in oxygen An exercise program should include all three meth- rapidly enough to meet the needs of the hard-working ods—stretching, aerobic exercise, and resistance train- muscles. At first, the myoglobin, glycogen, and creatine ing—with periods of warm-up and cool-down before and phosphate stored in the tissues meet the increased de- after working out. The vasodilation (vas-o-di- process generates ATP rapidly and permits greater magni- LA-shun), or widening of blood vessel diameter, that oc- tude of activity than would otherwise be possible, as, for curs during exercise allows blood to flow more easily to example, allowing sprinting instead of jogging. The Anaerobic metabolism can continue only until the buildup resting heart rate of a trained athlete is lower than the av- of lactic acid causes the muscles to fatigue. Circulation in the capillaries surrounding to take in extra oxygen by continued rapid breathing the alveoli (air sacs) is increased, and this brings about (panting) until the debt is paid in full.

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