Skeletal Muscular System
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The bones that make up the framework of the body.
Similar cells that perform the same function
Body tissue that serves to connect or support other tissues, parts, or bones. Ligaments, tendons, and cartilage are all kinds of connective tissue.
A tissue in joints that absorbs shock and reduces friction.
A tough band of tissue that holds bones together at the joints (connects bone to bone)
A rubbery strand of tissue that attaches muscle to bone (connects muscles to bones)
Living structures which make up the skeleton
Soft tissue in the center of bones that produce red blood cells and store fat
Thin membrane that covers the bone.
Hard, dense outer layer of bone
Strong, lightweight inner layer of bone
A place in the body where two or more bones come together. 6 main types of Synovial joints
Ball and Socket Joint
Rounded end that fits in a cup and allows a wide range of motion (circular movement)
Plane (Gliding Joint)
Allows small bones to slide over one another (sliding movement)
Move in only one direction (bending motion)
Permits a turning motion in which one bone rotates radius/ulna/skull (rotating motion).
Oval surface of one bone fits into a depression (groove) in another. Hands, knuckles (movement in two directions)
One of the bones forming the joint is shaped like a saddle with the other bone resting on it like a rider on a horse. Offers more motion than a Plane or Hinge Joint. Thumb
Immovable (Fixed) Joint
A joint that allows little or no movement (non-moveable)
A series of muscles in our bodies that make (allow) our skeletal system to function.
Skeletal (Striated) Muscle
Voluntary muscles that move bones
Involuntary muscles that line internal organs AND make up blood vessels
Involuntary muscle found only in the heart
Muscles under your conscious control
Muscles you have no (or little) conscious control over