Sarcoplasm is also sometimes referred to as myoplasm.
Further explanation ... ?
Cytoplasm is a jelly-like substance that surrounds the nucleus of a cell and is sometimes described as "the cell-matrix". It holds the organelles in place within the cell.
See animal cell structure for more information including a diagram of the structure of a simple general animal cell including its organelles.
This section consists of short summaries about the structures that form the muscles of the body. This list is not exhaustive but is intended to be appropriate for students of A-Level Human Biology, ITEC courses in massage and related subjects, and other courses in health sciences. For more general information about muscles see the pages about:
This section is about the
anatomical structures of muscles.
- Anterior Muscles
- Posterior Muscles
- Facial Muscles
- Muscle Terminology (Definitions)
- 1. Structure of Muscle
- 2. Structure of Muscle Cells
- 3. Muscle Filaments
- 4. Sliding Filament Theory
- 5. Neuromuscular Junction
- 6. Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
- Types of Muscle Contractions
- Muscular Disorders
- Effects of exercise on muscles