Apologia -- The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! Module 6: The Skeletal Muscle System

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Vocabulary from Module 6 of Apologia Educational Ministries' The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! by Dr. Jay Wile and Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A. There is also a crossword puzzle for this module at e-learninglinks.com.

Belly

The largest part of the muscle, which actually contains the muscle cells

Insertion

The point at which a muscle's tendon attaches to the moveable bone

Origin

The point at which a muscle's tendon attaches to the more stationary bone

Mastication

The process of chewing

Extrinsic hand muscles

Muscles in the forearm which create motion in the hands

Intrinsic hand muscles

Muscles within the hand which create motion in the hands

Synergists

Muscles that work together for the same motion

Prime mover

The main muscle that gets the job done

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