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PEX 02-03 answers
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Name: Courtney.SimsExercise 2: Skeletal Muscle Physiology: Activity 3: The Effect of Stimulus Frequency on Skeletal Muscle Contraction LabReportPre-lab Quiz ResultsYou scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly.1. During a
 twitch of a skeletal muscleYou correctly answered: b. maximal force is never achieved.2. When a skeletal muscle is repetitively stimulated, twitches can overlap each other and result in a stronger musclecontraction than a stand-alone twitch. This phenomenon is known asYou correctly answered: c. wave summation.3. Wave summation is achieved byYou correctly answered: a. increasing the stimulus frequency (the rate of stimulus delivery to the muscle).4. Wave summation increases the force produced in the muscle. Another way to increase the force produced by a muscleis toYou correctly answered: d. increase the number of activated motor units.11/11/13 page 1
11/11/13 page 2Experiment ResultsPredict Question:Predict Question 1: As the stimulus frequency increases, what will happen to the muscle force generated with eachsuccessive stimulus? Will there be a limit to this response?Your answer : d. As the stimulus frequency increases, the muscle force generated by each successive stimulus will firstincrease and then decrease as the stimulus frequency becomes very high. Predict Question 2: In order to produce sustained muscle contractions with an active force value of 5.2 grams, do you thinkyou will need to increase the stimulus voltage?Your answer : a. yes Stop & Think Questions:Was there any change in the force generated by the muscle during the second stimulated twitch?You correctly answered: c. Yes, the second twitch generated more muscle force.Is the total muscle force generated by the higher frequency stimulation greater than the force generated in previousstimulations?You correctly answered: a. Yes, it is greater than the previous stimulations.Does the force generated by the muscle change with each additional stimulus?You correctly answered: b. As the stimulus frequency increased, the muscle tension generated by each successive stimulusalso increased, and a limiting maximum value was observed.Experiment Data:VoltageLengthStimulusActive ForcePassive ForceTotal Force8.575Single1.830.01.838.575Single2.410.02.418.575Single2.720.02.728.575Multiple4.610.04.611075Multiple4.300.04.308.575Multiple5.200.05.20
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