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Nervous System and Contractions/El sistema nervioso y las contracciones musculares - Espanol

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This lesson will investigate the role of the nervous system in muscle contractions.

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Nervous System and Contractions/El sistema nervioso y las contracciones musculares

En esta lección vamos a repasar cómo el sistema nervioso juega un papel en la contracción muscular.

Terms to Know
Actin

A protein referred to as the "thin filaments" involved in contractions.

Calcium

An ion necessary for muscle contractions to occur.

Motor Neuron

A neuron that delivers signals to muscles or glands.

Myosin

A protein referred to as the "thick filaments" involved in contractions.

Neuromuscular Junction

The area where the end of a motor neuron comes close to a muscle fiber.

Neurotransmitter

A chemical messenger that carries signals across the synapse between cells.

Sarcomere

The basic units of muscle contractions.

Synapse

The gap between the end of a motor neuron and a muscle fiber.

​Tropomyosin

A protein found on actin filaments that plays a role in muscle contractions.

​Troponin

A protein found on actin filaments that plays a role in muscle contractions.