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Chapter 17 Vocab.

cardiac muscle striated, involuntary muscles found
cartilage tough, flexible tissue that joins vertebrae and makes up all or part of the vertebrate exoskeleton
dermis skin layer below the epidermis that contains blood vessels, nerves, oil and sweat glands, and other structures
epidermis outer, thinnest skin layer that constantly produces new cells to replace the dead cells rubbed off of its surface
involuntary muscle muscle, such as heart muscle, that cannot be consciously controlled
joint any place where two or more bones come together; can be movable or immovable
ligament tough band of tissue that holds bones together at the joint
melanin pigment produced by the epidermis that protects skin from sun damage and gives skin and eyes their color
muscle organ that can relax, contract, and provide the force to move bone and body parts
periosteum tough tight-fitting membrane that covers a bone's surface and contains blood vessels that transport nutrients into the bone
skeletal muscle voluntary, striated muscle that moves bones, works in pairs, and is attached to bones by tendons
smooth muscle involuntary, non-striated muscle that controls movement of internal organs
tendon thick band of tissue that attaches bones to muscle
voluntary muscle muscle, such as a leg or arm muscle, that can be consciously controlled
compound muscle when the end of a broken bone breaks through the skin
osteoporosis disease in which bones lose calcium and become filled with holes
arthritis disease that causes joints to become inflamed/swollen and sore
Created by: jrobertson1