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Overview of the organization of skeletal muscle

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Delineate the organization of skeletal muscle, starting at the macroscopic level to the microscopic level.

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This solution provides a look at the organization of skeletal muscle starting on the macroscopic level and working to the microscopic level of the sarcomere.

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Please see the attached word document for a diagram and hierarchical description of muscle organization

At the macroscopic level, skeletal muscles are organized into individual units that connect bones of the skeleton across joints. Muscles attach to bone via tendons. Usually these are mobile joints. Moving down one level, each muscle can be seen as a multiple bundles that are, in turn, made up of individual fibers all running in parallel to one another in the direction that contraction occurs. These bundles are held together by ...

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