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moving a body part away from the midline.
moving a body part toward the midline.
form the walls of the heart and contract to circulate blood.
to shorten, decrease in size, or draw together
tightening or shortening of the muscle
allows muscles to return to its original shape after it has contracted
bundles of muscle fibers held together by connective tissue
increasing the angle between two bones or straightening a body part.
fibrous membrane covering, supporting and separating muscle.
decreasing the angle between two bones or bending a body
end or area of a muscle that moves when muscle contracts.
state of partial muscle contraction providing as state of readiness to act.
end or area of muscle that remains stationary when muscle
a circular motion that turns a body part on its axis
attached to bones and cause body movement.
fibrous connective tissue that connects muscles to bones.
Visercal (smooth) muscle -
are found in internal organs of the body such as the digestive system, respiratory system, blood vessels and eyes.
when muscle fibers are stimulated by nerves, they contract or become short and thick.
moving in a circle at a joint. Moving one end of a body part in a circle while the other end remains stationary; swinging the arm in a circle.
excessive straightening of a body part.
turning a body part downward (turning palm down)
turning a body part upward (turning palm up)
touching each of the fingers with the tip of the thumb.
turning a body part inward.
turning a body part outward.
bending backward (bending the foot toward the knee)
bending forward (straightening the foot away from the knee)
moving toward the thumb side of the hand.
moving toward the little finger side of the hand.