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MSJC A&P- Chapter 10 Muscular System (Part 1)

This is a set that covers part two of the matching quiz on the muscular system.
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muscular system
Comprised of about 600 skeletal muscles.
myology
The study of muscles.
endomysium
Areolar connective tissue covering an individual muscle fiber.
fascicles
Bundle of muscle fibers.
perimysium
Connective tissue sheath surrounding an individual fascicle.
epimysium
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.
synergist
Muscle that aids the prime mover.
antagonist
Muscle that opposes the prime mover.
fixator
Muscle that prevents a bone from moving.