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Skeleton-Muscles 1

Learn about the vocab for Musculoskeletal

TermDefinition
locomotion moving your body from one place to another
function the job or purpose of something
bone marrow a jelly-like substance inside some bones that produces blood cells
calcium an element that makes bones strong
joint the spot where two bones meet
ligaments bands of non-stretchy connective tissue that connect bone to bone.
cartilage soft substance that acts as cushion between some bones. your nose and ears are also made of this.
tendons connective tissue that attaches muscles to bones
contract to become shorter
voluntary to do something by choice
involuntary something you cannot control (happens automatically)
cardiac muscle involuntary muscle that is only found in the heart.
smooth muscle involuntary muscle that lines your internal organs
skeletal muscle "voluntary muscle that is attached to bones
relax to lengthen
immovable a spot where 2 bones meet but no motion is allowed, such as in the skull
clavicle also known as the collarbone
humerus also known as the upper arm bone
vertebra also known as the spine
femur also known as the thigh bone or upper leg bone
patella also known as the kneecap
tibia also known as the shin bone
craniuml also known as the skul
scapula also known as the shoulder blade
flex to bend
extend to lengthen
hinge joint allows movement in one direction, like knees and elbows
ball-and-socket joint joint that allows the most freedom of movement, like in hips and shoulders
pivot joint allow a rotating or twisting motion, like in the neck
gliding joint allow a sliding (back and forth) motion, like in wrists and ankles
Created by: OMSscience8