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Most muscles cross at least one:


The attachment of muscles tendon to the stationary bone is called the _____; the attachment of the muscle's other tendon to the movable bone is called _____.

origin, insertion

This is an inflammation of the synovial membrane surrounding a joint:


A lever is acted on at two different points by two different forces that are

effort and load

Motion will occur in a muscle when the _____ supplied exceeds the _____.

effort, load

Which of the following is not a fascicle arrangement?

pennate, circular, fusiform, parallel (all are)

This type of fascicle arrangement has the fascicles spread over a broad area and converges at a thick central tendon.


What is another name for a prime mover?


This type of muscle works by stabilizing the origin of a prime mover so that it can act more efficienty.


Which of the following is NOT one of the descriptive ways to name a muscle?

number of cells

Tendinitis of the tibialis anterior can result in a painful condition commonly known as:


The attachment of a muscle to the more stationary bone is the:


The longer the fibers in a muscle, the greater its:

range of motion

A runner suffers a pulled hamstring. which of the following muscles might be involved?

biceps femoris

What criterion is used in naming the gluteus medius?

relative size

In order for skeletal muscles to cause skeletal movement they must:

cross at least one joint

Which of the following is true of synergistic muscle groups?

they contract together for coordinated movement

An example of a circular muscle is the:

orbicularis oris

Antagonistic muscle groups:

perform opposite functions

The maximum ability to move the bones of a joint through an arc is:

range of motion

Muscles that hold the scapula firmly in place with the forearm moves are called the:


An adductor muscle:

moves a part of the body toward the midline

Severing the patellar tendon would inactivate the hamstring group of muscles.


The arrangement of muscles fascicles determine its range of motion and power.


Muscles are only able to pull, they never push.


Regardless of type, an effort farther than load form fulcrum equals a mechanical advantage whereas an effort nearer the load to fulcrum equals a mechanical disadvantage.


The deltoid is a prime mover of the arm that acts in adduction


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