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Muscular System

muscular system over 600 muscles make up the system
fashia tough, sheet like membrane
excitability irritability, the ability to respond to a stimulus such as a nerve impulse
origin does not move
contractibility muscle fibers that are stimulated by nerves contract
abduction moving body part away from the body
extensibility the ability to be stretched
flexion decreasing angle between two bones
elasticity allows the muscle to return to its original shape after it has contracted or stretched
rotation turning body part around on its own axis
cardiac muscle forms the walls of the heart and contracts to circulate blood
circumduction moving in a circle
smooth muscle found in internal organs of the body
muscle tone state of partial contraction
involuntary muscle they function without control
contracture severe tightening
skeletal muscle attached to bones and causes body movement
voluntary muscle muscle that person has control over
tendons strong, tough connective tissue cords
adduction moving body part toward the body
Created by: jessicaperez