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this is a study quiz on some of the muscles in your body and other questions about muscles.


support the abdominal wall

biceps brachii

flexes forearm at elbow

biceps femoris

flexes leg at the knee


a thick,triagular muscle covering the shoulder joint, raise arm from the side


the largest, most prominent muscle of the calf of the leg, point toe

gluteus maximus

extends hip for standing up

latissimus dorsi

adducts humerus-run from vertebrae to humerus


muscle in cheek that closes the lower jaw when chewing

pectoralis major

adducts humerus-moves shoulder, deep breathing

quadraceps femoris

extends and rotates femur; straightens the leg


flexes hip and knee; bends leg-longest muscle in human body

tibialis anterior

flexes foot for walking


elevate scapula; lifts shoulder

triceps brachii

extends forearm at elbow; straightens the arm


What is the muscular system responsible for?

over 600

how many muscles are there in the human body


where do muscles get there energy from?


attached to bones by tough connective tissue

voluntary muscles

muscles you control

involuntary muscles

muscles you can't control constantly

muscle fibers

what muscle cells are called

name 3 types of muscles

skeletal,cardiac, and smooth

arms and legs

where are skeletal muscles located?

stomach and blood vessels

where are smooth muscles located?


where are cardiac muscles located?


Are skeletal muscles vol. or invol.?


Are skeletal muscles striated or not?

what kind of bands do the types of muscles have?

skeletal-striped-like bands, smooth-no bands, cardiac-band-like apperance


T or F? muscles always pull but never push.

What does a muscle do when it shortens?



when a muscle returns to it regular shape


T or F?muscles always work in pairs.

all or none rule

the fiber either contracts as hard as it can or it dosen't contract

the strength of the contraction is determined by what?

the number of muscle fibers that contract

heart beats

the repeated contraction of cardiac muscle

when do muscle contract or become shorter and thicker?

when you stretch

eliminates waste,covers & protects the body from injury,regulates body temp.,gathers info from the env.,produces vitamin D

what are 5 functions of the skin?

why are pain messages important?

because they warn you if your injured

vitamin D

skin cells produce this in the presence of sunlight

muscular system

enables movement of the body & internal organs

what structures do the dermis contain?

hair follice & sweat glands

how can you keep you skin healthy

healthful diet,keep it clean and dry,limit exposure to the sun


the outer most layer of the skin


inner most layer of the skin


pigment that gives skin its color,protects skin from burning in the sunlight

what are 3 structures in the dermis?

hairs, sweat glands, and oil glands


perspiration reaches the surface of the skin through these openings

how does the skeletal muscle help my body move?

pulls and contracts

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