High School Biology : Understanding Properties of Muscle Tissue

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for High School Biology

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Understanding Properties Of Muscle Tissue

Which of the following is NOT a function of muscles?

Possible Answers:

Maintaining body posture

Generating heat

Body movement

Calcium storage

Correct answer:

Calcium storage


Besides moving the body, muscles are also used to provide heat and stabilize the body. Certain muscles are constantly being stimulated to help maintain posture and stability, even when we are unaware of their action. When body temperature is low, muscles can contract to produce body heat. This is why we shiver when we are cold.

Though some calcium is stored in muscle cell, calcium storage and regulation is primarily accomplished by the skeletal system. Hormones are released to directly influence calcium release or uptake in bone.

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