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PHS Ch 9

Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Support and Movement

appendicular skeleton Term that describes the bones of the arms and legs, including the shoulder and hip bones where they are attached.
axial skeleton term that applies to the skull, spine, and rib cage, which rotate around an imaginary center line of the body.
cardiac muscle an involuntary, striated muscle tissue located in the walls of the heart.
collagen a protein fiber that connects, supports, and gives strength to body tissues such as the skin, muscle tendons, and bone ligaments.
dermis the middle layer of the skin, which contains most of the skin’s structures.
epidermis the thin, outer layer of the skin.
hypodermis the innermost layer of the skin, which stores fat.
integumentary related to the skin.
ligament tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones and holds organs in place.
skeletal muscle a voluntary, striated muscle that connects to bones and is responsible for movement.
smooth muscle an involuntary muscle located in the body’s visceral organs and blood vessels; also known as visceral muscle.
tendon a tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones.
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