chapter  6
10 Pages

Muscle mechanics and neural control

ByAlbert Gollhofer

The human skeletal muscle represents in a distinct manner an example of a direct relationship between a biological structure and its function. Muscular function is basically converting chemical energy into force. Force is necessary in order to compensate external loads acting on the human body and moreover, allows us to move our limbs and body. Structure elements in the muscle are responsible for the synthesis of protein, the storage of energy substrates and for the contraction of the muscle itself.