MUSCLE CONTRACTION

is the physiological process of shortening muscle fibres found in muscle tissues after stimulating from a motor neuron which regulates the exertion of force from the muscle. This process is kicked off by ATP in myosin filaments which detach from their actin filament and then swing back which causes the two separate filaments to slide in opposite directions. During this process, muscle fibres become shorter and thicker.

MUSCLE CONTRACTION: "Muscle contractions are but one of the many motor functions which the human body and other species are capable of fulfilling."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MUSCLE CONTRACTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/muscle-contraction/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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