Muscle Physiology


Muscle Physiology

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 82%
Ease of Revision 7.3 / 10


Question Pattern

Rather busy Chapter. Ganong is a good bet to answer these questions.

The questions focus on microanatomy, physiological mechanisms and biochemical basis.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Intercalated discs
  • Function of the Golgi tendon organ
  • Dystrophin-glycoprotein complex
  • Human cardiac muscle
  • Myosin head detaches from actin by which of the following mechanism?
  • Tetanizing frequency
  • In a 100-m dash, energy is derived from
  • Active tension in a muscle depends upon
  • Protein present in skeletal muscles, but absent in a smooth muscle
  • Tetanic contraction is due to

Suggested Revision

  • Myosin filament – features
  • Role of Calcium – Overview
  • Calmodulin
  • Phases of cardiac action potential
  • Types of Muscle fibers
  • Types of Smooth Muscles
  • Chemical Events during Muscle Contraction
  • Excitation-contraction coupling
  • Sarcomere Overview
  • Starling Law
  • Thin Filaments in Sarcomere
  • Regulatory muscle protein
  • Thick filament – Overview
  • Structures of muscle fibre
  • Heat production in muscle

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