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    Chemical Process for Muscle Cramps

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    Strenuous exercise produces severe cramps in thighs and pain in biceps.

    1) Explain the chemical process that occurred in his muscle cells to cause this discomfort.
    2) Explain the chemical reaction that has taken place in the body after exercise.
    3) Discuss possible treatments and how these treatments works chemically.

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    1. At rest, your body converts glucose into pyruvate during glycolysis. Pyruvate is then converted into acetyl co-A, which enters the citric acid cycle, and ATP is produced. The resulting compound then goes through a process called oxidative phosphorylation, which uses oxygen directly to produce many ATP molecules. However, ...

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    Chemical process for muscle cramps are examined.