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This is a set that covers part two of the matching quiz on the muscular system.

muscular system

Comprised of about 600 skeletal muscles.


The study of muscles.


Areolar connective tissue covering an individual muscle fiber.


Bundle of muscle fibers.


Connective tissue sheath surrounding an individual fascicle.


Connective tissue layer surrounding an individual muscle.

deep fascia

Connective tissue sheet separating adjacent muscles.

superficial fascia

Connective tissue sheet separating muscle and skin.

direct attachment

Muscle attachment to bone in which collagen fibers of the epimysium are continuous with the periosteum.

indirect attachment

Muscle attachment in which the epimysium form a tendon that merges into the periosteum.

fusiform muscle

Muscle that is thick in the middle and tapered at each end.

parallel muscle

Muscle that has a uniform width.

convergent muscle

Muscle that is fan-shaped.

pennate muscle

Muscle that is feather-shaped.

circular muscle

Muscle that forms a ring around a body opening.

prime mover

Muscle that produces most of the force during a particular joint action.


Muscle that aids the prime mover.


Muscle that opposes the prime mover.


Muscle that prevents a bone from moving.

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