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Caption: The phases of muscle twitch properties are mapped on a graph. When an action potential reaches the axon of the motor neuron, a chain of events begins which culminates in what ?s called a muscle twitch. Essentially, this is a very brief contraction of the muscle fibers in a muscle unit in response to a single stimulus. Every twitch has three distinct phases: the latent period _ the period of contraction _ and the period of relaxation.

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Keywords: action potential, contraction, latent period, motor neuron, muscle twitch phases, relaxation

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Muscle twitch properties

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