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Chapter 9

veterinary Assistant Career and Medical Terminology

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Bursae small fluid filled sacs found at friction points around joints that cushion joints from stress
cartilage more rigid form of connective tissue found in joints between bones.
cartilaginous joint joint that permits only limited movement such as compression and stretching.
contraction action that occurs when a muscle shortens to pull on a bone.
dermatology study of the skin.
dermis inner layer of skin, composed of elastic connective tissue
epidermis outer layer of skin which is composed of epithelial tissue and has a tightly packed structure that provides a protective barrier
fascia connective tissue that covers and binds muscles fibers together.
integumentary system body system made up of the skin, hair, sweat, oil glands, claws or hooves.
ligament strong flexible band of connective tissue that connects bone to bone and provide support to joints
melanocytes black skin cells found in epidermis that provide pigmentation to skin protecting deeper tissues from harmful effects of the sun
muscular system body system consist of skeletal muscles that contract to control movement, smooth muscle internal organs, cardiac muscles heart
musculoskeletal system body system that makes movement possible. Divided into the skeletal and muscular systems.
relaxation action that occurs when a muscle lengthens to to its original position.
skeletal system system that consists of the bones that form the skeleton and the joints that link the bones together
synovial joint joint that allows various types of movement and contains two or more bones
tendon dense connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone and help with movement.
Created by: deborah_miller23