What are the possible functions of skeletal muscle?

Skeletal muscles enable humans to move and perform daily activities. They play an essential role in respiratory mechanics and help in maintaining posture and balance. They also protect the vital organs in the body.

What are the four functions of skeletal muscle cells?

Terms in this set (4)
  • Movement. attaches to bones to provide movement.
  • Heat and Energy. produces heat and energy for the body.
  • Posture. maintains posture.
  • Protection. protects internal organs.

Which are possible functions of skeletal muscles maintenance of posture?

Skeletal muscles act not only to produce movement but also to stop movement, such as resisting gravity to maintain posture. Small, constant adjustments of the skeletal muscles are needed to hold a body upright or balanced in any position.