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Types of Skeletal Muscle

Types of Skeletal Muscle

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This lesson will describe the two basic types of skeletal muscle: "fast" and "slow" muscles.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Myoglobin

    A protein that binds oxygen which is necessary for the production of ATP.

  • Slow Skeletal Muscle

    Also known as red skeletal muscle; a type of muscle that can contract slowly for long periods of time.

  • Fast Skeletal Muscle

    Also known as white skeletal muscle; a type of muscle that can contract quickly for a short period of time.