Muscular System

What happens to the muscle cells as they become larger?


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2008-11-28 19:14:47
2008-11-28 19:14:47

You get stronger. The individual muscle fibers become thicker with more myofibrils inside them. The number of muscle cells stays the same, contrary to popular belief that you grow more muscle fibers, this is not true.

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mitochondria are used to make muscle larger as they are needed to multiply as the cell needs more to function.

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