Chapter 9: Mechanics of Human Tissues


Chapter Objectives

After this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of muscle-tendon complex.
  • Describe the function and structure of muscle
  • Explain how muscles work with tendons to move the body
  • Describe how muscles contract and relax
  • Explain how the nervous system controls muscle tension
  • Define concentric action, eccentric action, electromechanical delay, fatigue, hyperplasia, hypertrophy, atrophy, isometric action, motor unit.
  • Describe how the muscle-tendon complex acts together to create movement.
  • List the factors that affect how much force the muscle-tendon complex can produce.
  • Describe how the body moves as a series of lever systems.




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