My Awe of the Human Body: Muscle Movement

The human body is a beautiful thing. I am not simply talking about its external features, such as physical appearance or size, but instead how a complex set of systems work so wonderfully together. The manner in which these systems incorporate different processes with biochemical reactions to complete a task is unbelievable. A specific function that the human body provides that I would like to discuss is voluntary muscle movement. We mainly view voluntary muscle movement on a macroscopic scale, and tend to forget the microscopic reactions that occur within the larger system. Every time I review all of the intricacies and synchronicities involved, I am in awe. It is almost as if I can feel the processes occur inside of my own body. Continue reading

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