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Skeletal&muscular system

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Homeostasis
process by which organisms maintain a relatively stable internal environment
Skeletal system
the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
Muscular system
the organ system whose primary function is movement and flexibility
Endoskeleton
internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal
Spongy bone
Layer of Bone tissue having many small spaces and found just inside the layer of compact bone
Cardiac muscle
involuntary muscle found only in the heart
Marrow
the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
Compact bone
Hard, dense bone tissue that is beneath the outer membrane of a bone
Skeletal muscle
a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton
Ligament
strong connective tissue that holds bones together in movable joints
Tendon
strong connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
Joint
(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)
Cartilage
Smooth muscle
Involuntary, non striated muscle that controls movement of internal organs

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