"So to better understand this, think of the myofibrils as the engine to the car, they are what crank out the power and torque in a muscle contraction. Whereas the sarcoplasm is like the gas tank, it stores all the components that provide fuel for the engine."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.