Flashcards For NEET Biology - Locomotion and Movement

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Locomotion and Movement
Fascicles A bundle of muscle fibres

Many fascicles held together by fascia (collagenous connective tissue) to form a skeletal muscle

Sarcolemma The plasma membrane of a muscle fibre
Sarcoplasm The cytoplasm of a muscle fibre
Sarcoplasmic reticulum The endoplasmic reticulum of a muscle fibre, which stores Calcium ions
Sarcomere The functional unit of contraction

Part of a myofibril between two consecutive ‘Z’ lines

Thin or Actin filaments Attached to the ‘Z’ line (elastic fibre)

Made up of:- ‘F’-actin, which is a polymer of ‘G’ (globular) actin, Tropomyosin and Troponin, which masks the active binding sites of myosin

Thick or Myosin filaments Attached to the ‘M’ line in the middle (thin fibrous membrane)

Monomeric unit- Meromyosins

Heavy meromyosin (HMM)- globular head and short arm

Light meromyosin (LMM)- tail

Globular myosin head ATPase activity

The binding site for calcium ions and actin filament

Anisotropic (‘A’) or dark band Formed by overlapping actin and myosin filaments

The length remains the same during contraction

Isotropic (‘I’) or light band Made up of actin filaments

The length reduces during muscle contraction

‘H’ Zone The middle portion of the thick filament, which is not overlapped by the thin filament in the resting state
Muscle fatigue Anaerobic breakdown of glycogen leading to lactic acid accumulation

Occurs due to repeated activation and low oxygen availability

Red fibres Aerobic muscles

Myoglobin content is high

Large amount of mitochondria are present

White fibres Anaerobic muscles

Myoglobin content is low

Fewer mitochondria but more sarcoplasmic reticulum

Cranial bones 8 in number

Frontal, parietal (2), temporal (2), occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid

Facial bones 14 in number

A pair of lacrimal, nasal, zygomatic, maxillae, palatine, nasal conchae and one vomer and mandible (lower jaw, movable)

Hyoid bone A single u-shaped bone at the base of the buccal cavity
Atlas First vertebra, which articulates with the occipital condyles of the skull
Vertebral column Made up of 26 vertebrae

Cervical- 7

Thoracic- 12

Lumber- 5

Sacral- 1 (fused)

Coccygeal- 1 (fused)

Sternum One flat bone present ventrally
Ribs 12 pairs

True ribs- 1st to 7th

Vertebrochondral or false ribs- 8th to 10th

Floating ribs- 11th and 12th

Rib cage Thoracic vertebrae, ribs and sternum
Forelimb 30 bones each

Humerus, radius, ulna, carpals (8, wrist bones), metacarpals (5, palm), phalanges (14, digits)

Hindlimb 30 bones each

Femur (longest bone), tibia, fibula, patella (knee cap), tarsals (7, ankle bones), metatarsals (5, sole), phalanges (14, digits)

Pectoral girdle Each half is made up of clavicle (collar bone) and scapula

Head of the humerus articulates with the glenoid cavity, forming shoulder joint

Pelvic girdle 2 coxal bones, each coxal bone is made up of ilium, ischium and pubis

Head of the femur articulates with acetabulum cavity

Pubic symphysis Formed by two halves of the pelvic girdle joined ventrally by fibrous cartilage
Fibrous joints No movement

Bones are joined by dense fibrous connective tissues

E.g. skull bones in the cranium

Cartilaginous joints Limited movement

Bones are joined by cartilage

E.g. vertebrae in the vertebral column

Synovial joints Considerable movement

Synovial cavity between articulating surfaces of two bones

E.g. Pivot joint- between atlas and axis

Saddle joint- between carpal and metacarpal of the thumb

Gliding joint- between the carpals, Ball and socket, Hinge joint, etc.

Myasthenia gravis Autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction

Antibodies destroy or block the acetylcholine receptors

Muscular dystrophy Genetic disorder due to defective gene

Progressive weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscles

Tetany Metabolic disorder due to calcium deficiency

Continued contractions leading to rapid spasms

Tetanus A bacterial disease, caused by Clostridium tetani

Also known as lockjaw, painful muscle spasms

Osteoporosis Age-related disease

Decreased bone mass

Low estrogen level is a common cause

Gout Metabolic disorder

Accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints causing inflammation

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