Skeletal muscles are organs of the body that use energy to generate mechanical force and stimulate movement. They maintain essential body functions, such as breathing and swallowing, allow for voluntary motion, ensure stability and balance, control eye movement and generate heat.
This module provides a brief overview of the mechanisms of muscles and specifically contraction. It is a basic anatomy module useful for anyone involved in nursing or midwifery.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: