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Medical terminology

muscle system

TermDefinition
Abduction Movement of a bdy part away from the mid line of the body
Adduction Movement of a body part towards the mid line of the body
Agonist The muscle that causes the primary movement in the muscle pair
Antagonist The muscle that works against the movement of the agonist in a muscle pair
Automaticity The ability of skeletal muscle fibers to resume their resting lenght when a stretching force is removed
Biceps brachii The muscle of the anterior upper arm that flexes the arm and forearm and supinates the hand.
Biceps Femoris The muscle of the posterior thigh that extends the thigh and flexes and rotated the leg
Cardiac muscles A type of a involuntary muscle founds only in the heart; pumps blood from the heart into blood vessels
Circimduction Rotation of the arm or leg
Contractility Contractions of the muscles
Deltoid Triangle muscles in the shoulders
Depression Severe feelings of sadness
Dorsiflexing Movement of the sole of the foot upwards
Elasticity The ability of skeletal muscle fibers to resume their resting length when a stretching force is removed
Elevation Raising of the body part
Endomyisium a fine shreath of aerolar connective tissue around each muscular fiber the innermost layer of connective tissue around a muscle
Eversion The turning outward of the sole of the foot
Excitibility The ability of a muscle to Receive and respond to a nerve impulse by contracting also called irritability
Extension The straightening of a limb after it has been found
Fascia A band or sheet of fiberous tissue that encloses a muscle or group of muscles
Flexion The movement of two body surfaces toward eachother as in the act of beding
Frontalis Muscles that rise your eyebrows and cause wrinkles in your forhead
Gastroenemius The prominent muscle of the posterior calf
Gluteus Maximus Booty
Gluteous medius part of the butt that rotates the thigh
Hyperextension the act of bending a joint or limb beyond
Insertion the part of a muscle by which is attatched to the part to be mored
Inversion Invert the foot
Involuntary muscles Muscles that contracts w/o conscious control and found in wal of internal organs
Latimimus dorsi Horizontal abduction
Ligament Short band of tough, flexible fiborous connective tissue
Muscle What helps your bones move
Created by: Brri017