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Ch 13 vocab.

Muscle structures

flat, wide, white sheet of fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to bone or other structure aponeurosis
area of greatest mass, usually the center of the muscle midway between the origin and insertion belly of the muscle
sac of synovial membrane that contains synovial fluid. it decreases friction where a tendon rubs against a bone near a synovial joint bursa
thin connective tissue sheet around each muscle fascicle and around the muscle itself. it merges to become part of a tendon fascia
where the tendon of a muscle ends on a bone that moves as the muscle contracts or relaxes insertion
where the tendon of a muscle begins and is attached to a stationary or nearly stationary bone origin
thin, nearly translucent band of fibrous tissue and fascia that holds down tendons that cross the wrist and ankle retinaculum
cordlike white band of nonelastic fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone tendon
Created by: ricrom81