Muscle: chemistry of contraction

United States, 1969

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Episode of Series “Biology program. Unit 4. Physiology”.
A brief resume of muscle histology, and sliding filament theory of muscle contraction. Emphasis shifts to chemical mechanism. The essential contractile element is actomyosin: ATP and calcium ions are also shown to be necessary. Experiments and simple models are used as illustrations. Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

producer/director

Charles L. Finance

Duration

00:14:58:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1969

Appears in

Biology program. Unit 4. Physiology

Group of items

Biology program. Unit 4. Physiology

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ACMI Identifier

504062

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Biology - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Human physiology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Muscles

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human biology

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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