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Anatomy Lab

Muscle Attachments (terminology)

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A muscle is attached to a bone by the fusion of its _______ _______ with the _______. - Connective tissue - Periosteum
Muscle attachment may be _______ or _______. - Direct - Indirect
Direct attachment The muscle's connective tissue does not extend beyond the muscle but fuses directly to the periosteum.
Indirect attachment The muscle's connective tissue extends beyond the muscle as a narrow bandlike or ropelike tendon, or broad sheetlike aponeurosis.
Origin The immovable end of a muscle
Insertion The movable end - where action occurs.
When a muscle contracts, it pulls on... the insertions-bone attachment.
Created by: bkachaylo