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series elastic component


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A non-contractile component of muscle that lies in series with muscle fibres. Series elastic components store energy when stretched and make a major contribution to the elastic of the human skeleton. Tendons are the major representatives of the series elastic component, but the cross bridges between actin and myosin may also contribute. Compare parallel elastic component.

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