• J. Dudel
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In terms of sheer size, the most extensively developed organs in the bodies of man and other vertebrates are the musculature, the “flesh.” The muscles make up 40 to 50% of the total body weight. Their main function is to develop force and to contract. They are also, among other things, important for the thermal regulation of the body, but the heat-producing role of the musculature will not be discussed here in connection with the neurophysiological features.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Motor Unit Actin Filament Isometric Contraction Muscle Length 
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