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Muscular system

state of a particular contraction muscle tone
severe tightening of a flexor muscle contracture
control over action of muscle voluntary
muscle fibers become short and thick contractibility
tough connective tissue cord tendon
decreasing the angle between two bones flexion
swinging the arm around in a CIRCLE circumduction
straightening the lower arm away from the upper arm extension
ability of muscles to be stretched excitability
moving the arm away from the side of the body abduction
muscles are made of bundles of muscle fibers true
when muscles attach to bones, the end that moves when the muscle contracts is called the origin false
muscle atrophy is when muscles are exercised frequently false
a fascia is a sheet-like membrane that attaches muscles to bones true
muscles are partially contracted at all times true
skeletal muscles are also called smooth muscles false
foot drop is a common contracture true
muscular dystrophy results in a wasting away of the muscles true
myalgia is an over-stretching or injury to a muscle false
myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition in which nerve impulses are not transmitted properly to the muscles true
muscles between the ribs used for breathing intercostals
shoulder muscle that abducts the arm deltoids
muscle that compresses the abdomen rectus abdominus
muscle of the upper arm that extends the lower arm triceps brachii
muscle on front of thigh that extends leg quadriceps femoris
muscle on buttocks that extends thigh glutis maximus
muscle on upper chest that adducts upper arm pectoralis major
two muscles that can be used as injection sites deltoid and gastrocnemius
Created by: sunni_marie