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Muscular Vocab 3G

Muscular System Vocabulary

Visceral Muscle Contracts to cause movement in these organs.
Excitability Irritability, the ability to respond to a stimulus such as a nerve impulse.
Flexion Decreasing the angle between two bones bending a body part.
Insertion End or area of a muscle hat moves when the muscle contracts.
Fascia Fibrous membrane covering, supporting, and separarting muscles.
Origin End or area of a muscle that remains stationary when the muscle contracts.
Tendons Fibrous connective tissue tha connects muscles to bones.
Cardiac Muscle Forms the walls of the heart and contracts to circulate blood.
Skeletal Muscle Attached to bones and causes body movement.
Extension Increasing the ange between two bones, or straightening a body part.
Contract To shorten, decrease in size, or to draw together.
Elasticity Allows the muscle to return to its original shape after it has contracted or stretched.
Circumduction Moving in a circle at a joint, or moving one end of a body part in a circle while the other remains stationary, such as swinging arm in a circle.
Adduction Moving a body part toward the midline.
Abduction Moving a body art aay from the midline.
Rotation Turning a body part arond its own axis; for example, turning the head from side to side.
Muscle Tone State of partial muscle contraction providing a state of readiness to react.
Contracture Tightening or shortening of a muscle.
Created by: tristafechner