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Involuntary Muscle Contraction That Move The Food Through The Digestive System
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
In dystonia are the muscles subjected to the involuntary contraction ever damaged from the involuntary contraction?
Bulk up: In all the dystonias i've seen, i can't think of one where the abnormal contraction itself caused muscle injury. Usually, the muscle bulks up due to repeated "exercise" from the dystonia. Over time there can be damage to adjacent joints. For example, torticollis can damage the neck joints over the years due to extra wear and tear. Dystoniascan cause the muscle to hurt, but not damage. ...Read more
No, it's the muscles: In the gut, from the mouth to the anus, it is the muscle (fibers that surround the "tube" that is the gut) that moves food through in peristaltic movements. There is a large network of nerves that help control the gut muscle movements so that material passes smoothly. Too fast = diarrhea; too slow = constipation. ...Read more
Different: Cardiac muscle is different than skeletal muscle (arms, legs, back, etc). Skeletal muscle contracts when stimulated by the nerves that supply it. Heart muscle fires spontaneously as various electrolytes change concentration in the surrounding tissue. The area called the sinus node typically passes the threshold first thus firing the electrical impulse. This area is modulated by brain inputs. ...Read more
If serotonin induced muscular rigidity causes the muscles to contract then are the blood vessels in those muscles also forced to contract?
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Parts of GI system: The GI system start with the mouth and teeth. This is where digestion begins. The food is the swallowed and taken to the stomach via the esophagus. In the stomach food is exposed to acid and mechanical grinding. Food then passes into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum where nutrients are absorbed. The liquid then enters the colon where water is absorbed and then out through the anus. ...Read more
Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.
Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?
Digest then absorb: Proteins are made up of long chains of dozens or hundreds of amino acids. HCL and pepsin in the stomach & protease breaks the proteins down into individual amino acids, which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining into our bloodstream. See http://study.com/academy/lesson/protein-digestion-and-absorption-process.html for more details. ...Read more
Docs, when thoracic volume changes due to movement of the diaphragm, what leads to the lungs to move?
Bellows action: The volume of the lungs changes with the movement of the diaphragm. This is like a bellows action. As the diaphragm moves down, the lungs expand, while diaphragm moves up, air is released from the lung. The movement of the lung is a passive movement due to action of the diaphragm. ...Read more
The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?
It depends...: It depends on what kind of damage (disruption), such as: which nerves, where in the nerves, how many nerves, the size of the nerves, etc... The signals from sympathetic nerves create effects like include pupil dilation, increased sweating, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. ...Read more
In a facial reanimation procs. Which muscle in the body can be taken and moved to replace the procerus muscle?
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. If its bothersome or persistent, a doctor can help evaluate from history and labwork exactly why this is happening in your muscles. ...Read more
Constant tension in upper stomach muscles. Takes conscious effort to relax them even when in a relaxed position. Is this abnormal?
Stomach tension: This MAY have a physical basis or be psychological in nature or both. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist to learn some self-hypnosis, biofeedback, and/or breathing exercises. Anxiety produces shallow "rib cage" breathing and you MAY be experiencing that. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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