Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 6 - Bones and Skeletal Tissues - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 197: 5


People who are bound to wheelchairs have thin and weak legs and high bones because the bones are no longer subjected to weight-bearing stress and therefore lose calcium. Atrophy occurs to the muscles when you cannot use them anymore and loss of density causes them to generally weaken.more. Loss of density causes them to generally weaken.

Work Step by Step

Just think that if you did bicep curls every day for 2 months your biceps would go through hypertrophy which means that you bicep muscles will get bigger. Now lets just not use our biceps for 2 months. Our biceps would go through atrophy and our biceps would become smaller.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.