The goal of the material in this chapter is to provide a very brief introduction to skeletal muscle, its structure, and its electrophysiological and contractile properties. For the interested reader, further information could be sought in Refs. 1–3. These References were the main sources for the following material.
KeywordsSarcoplasmic Reticulum Thin Filament Sarcomere Length Myosin Head Thick Filament
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