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Skeletal & Muscular System

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Homeostasis
the ability of a living thing to keep conditions inside its body constant
Ligament
a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
Skeletal system
the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an organism
Tendon
strong connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
Muscular system
the organ system whose primary function is movement and flexibility
Joint
hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
Endoskeleton
internal skeleton
Marrow
the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
Cartilage
tough, flexible connective tissue
Spongy bone
part of bone with many small pores or spaces
Compact bone
The dense, hard layer of bone tissue
Smooth muscle
a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
Cardiac muscle
muscle tissue found only in the heart
Skeletal muscle
A muscle that is attached to the bones of the skeleton and provides the force that moves the bones.

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