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ISBN: 9781337408332

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Chapter 35, Problem 2CT
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After death, calcium pumps no longer function and the calcium ion concentration of muscle fiber cytoplasm increases. The result is rigor mortis —a state or postmortem muscle contraction. Explain why this contraction occurs and why it ends only when myosin heads begin to break down.

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