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Bio CH14

Biology CH14 Support and Movement

TermDefinition
arthritis a disease of the bone joints
ball-and-socket joint a joint that allows you to twist and turn the bones in a circle where they meet
cardiac muscle the muscle that makes up the heart
fixed joint joints that don’t move
hinge joint joints that allow bones to move only back and forth
involuntary muscle muscles you can’t control
ligament tough fibers that hold one bone to another
muscular dystrophy a disease that causes the slow wasting of skeletal muscle tissue
muscular system all the muscles in your body
skeletal muscle muscles that move the bones of the skeleton
skeletal system the framework of bones in your body
smooth muscle involuntary muscle that makes up the intestines, arteries, and many other body organs
solid bone the very compact or hard part of a bone
spongy bone the part of a bone that has many empty spaces, much like those in a sponge
sprain injuries that occur to your ligaments at a joint
tendon a tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone
voluntary muscle muscles you can control
 



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