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The anecdotal “all-or-none principle” means that all muscle fibers of one motor unit are either fully relaxed or fully contracted. Yet, that statement does not describe the condition of a muscle in the initial phase of twitch buildup or during the return to the resting state. Fig. 7 Schematic of the motor endplates of three nerves (adapted from Guyton, 1979) 36 2 Muscles Muscle Twitch Twitch is a single contraction of a motor unit; it starts upon receipt of a nervous stimulus and ends with complete relaxation.

Cervical Part of/pertaining to/ the cervix (neck), especially the seven vertebrae at the top of the spinal column. Coccyx (or: sacrum) the tailbone, a triangular bone of fused rudimentary vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Collagen A protein forming the chief constituent of bone and connective tissue. Compression The pressure (strain) generated in material caused by two opposing forces; opposite of tension. Cortical Of/at the outside. Degree(s) of freedom IN mechanics, the number of independent linear or rotational displacements which a body can execute.

IAP may also reduce spinal compression by its axially directed component. 18 1 Skeletal Structures Fig. 10 Models of the spinal column under axial compression: see text (adapted from Aspden, 1988) Compressing, shearing, bending and twisting constitute the major loadings of the spine, illustrated in Fig. 11. Spine compression force may result from the pull of axial trunk muscles, from external loads and from the masses of upper body segments masses. Owing mostly to the slanted arrangement of load-bearing surfaces at disks and facet joints, the spine is also subjected to shear.

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