Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how



abduction Movement away from the midline of the body
adduction Movement toward the midline of the body
dorsiflexion Backward (upward) bending of the foot
extension Straightening of a flexed limb
fascia Fibrous membrane separating and enveloping muscles
flexion Bending a limb: decreasing the angle between bones
insertion of a muscle Connection of the muscle to a bone that moves
origin of a muscle Connection of the muscle to a stationary bone
plantar flexion Bending the sole of the foot downward towards the ground
pronation Turning the palm down
rotation Circular movement around a centeral point
skeletal muscle Muscle connected to bones: voluntary or striated muscle
smooth muscle Visceral muscle
striated muscle Skeletal muscle
supination Turning the palm upward
visceral muscle Muscle connected to internal organs: involuntary or smooth muscle
muscular dystrophy Group of inherited diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of muscle fibers without involvement of the nervous system
Duchenne muscular dystrophy Most common form, muscles appear to enlarge (pseudohypertrophy) as fat replaces functional muscle cells that have degenerated and atrophied
polymyositis Chronic inflammatory myopathy. This condition is marked by symmetrical muscle weakness and pain, often accompanied by a rash around the eyes and on the face and limbs.
Created by: ssereda



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards