Three Basic Muscle Types
Smooth or visceral muscle, cardiac muscle, skeletal or somatic muscle
forms the bulk of the heart.
Smooth or visceral muscle
muscle found in the walls of the hollow internal organs of the body such as stomach and blood vessels
lies deep to the skin and is attached to bones
The muscular system
consists only of the type of muscle that is attached to bones and its associated connective tissue.
are muscle cells that are arranged in parallel bundles to form a muscle unit.
groups of fibers
connective tissue surrounding skeletal muscle
a narrow band of deep fascia that extends from a muscle to a bone, strong connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
Broad, flat, sheet like connective tissue that connects muscles to a bone or another muscle
primary function of muscular system.
various types of body movements
the muscle that remains stable
the mobile end of the muscle that shortens