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Muscle Tones

Postby micco13 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:33 am

Hi there,

What is the difference between a skeletal muscle tone and a smooth muscle tone? I was told that the skeletal muscle tone had something to do with muscle spindles and the smooth muscle tone used hormones ... Is it the mechanism to initiate muscle tone that is different? :?
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Re: Muscle Tones

Postby pulle998 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:07 am

Skeletal muscle is striated, and part of the somatic (voluntary nervous system.) Smooth muscle is non striated, and part of the autonomic (involuntary nervous system.) The difference would be like bench pressing (skeletal) and digestion (smooth.) There is also cardiac which is striated and autonomic.
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