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Muscular System

Muscular System terms

Abduction The movement of a Limb away from the midline of the body.
Adduction The opposite of Abduction; the movement of a limb towards the midline of the body
Atrophy decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue
circumduction movement of a limb or extremity so that the distal end describes a circle while the proximal end remains fixed.
Fascia A band of connective tissue that seperates muscles and organs
Insertion The point or mode of attachment of a skeletal muscle to the bone or other body part that it moves.
Involuntary Done other than in accordance with the conscious will of the individual.
Origin The attachment point from muscle to bone.
Rotation The turning around the axis.
Voluntary The opposite of Involuntary. Controlled movement of the muscles and limbs by the patient.
Created by: torilynn