Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #37

Question

Which term is used to document the slight and sustained contractility of a muscle?

Answers

  1. Tone
    • Rationale:

      Muscle tone is the term that is used to document the slight and sustained contractility of any given muscle within the human body.

  2. Flexion
    • Rationale:

      Flexion is defined as any movement that decreases the angle between two muscles or joints.

  3. Extension
    • Rationale:

      Extension is defined as any movement that increases the angle between two muscles or joints.

  4. Hyperextension
    • Rationale:

      Hyperextension is defined as the extension of a joint that is beyond what it normally should do within the human body.

Overview

A muscle is a group of specialized tissues which contract together to produce a force.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

A muscle consists of fibers of muscle cells surrounded by protective tissue. They are bundled together and surrounded in a thick protective tissue. Tone is the term that is used to document the slight and sustained contractility of a muscle.

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