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Fascia

Connective tissue beneath the skin that surrounds muscles and helps muscle fibers stay together.

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Tendons

Cords of tissue that attach muscle to the bone.

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Muscle Fibers

Elongated cells composed of small threads of fiber that run the length of the muscle and contract when stimulated.

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Skeletal Muscle

Voluntary, striated muscle that is attached to the skeleton and responsible for body movements.

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Smooth Muscle

Involuntary, non-striated muscle, located primarily in internal organs and blood vessels, that is responsible for involuntary functions, like digestion and breathing.

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Cardiac Muscle

Involuntary, striated muscle, located primarily in the walls of the heart, that is responsible for the heart beating. Also known as the heart muscle.

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Muscle

Bodily tissue that has the ability to contract and produce movement.

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Muscular System

An organ system that consists of smooth, cardiac and skeletal muscle.

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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set focuses on important structures and muscles of the skeletal muscular system. You'll learn the definitions of basic terms like muscle, muscular system and muscle fibers. The flashcard set also reviews the types of muscles as well as major muscles of the back, chest, arms, and legs.

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To learn more about the muscles of the human body and how they work together to help you move, refer to these lessons:

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Muscular System

An organ system that consists of smooth, cardiac and skeletal muscle.

Muscle

Bodily tissue that has the ability to contract and produce movement.

Cardiac Muscle

Involuntary, striated muscle, located primarily in the walls of the heart, that is responsible for the heart beating. Also known as the heart muscle.

Smooth Muscle

Involuntary, non-striated muscle, located primarily in internal organs and blood vessels, that is responsible for involuntary functions, like digestion and breathing.

Skeletal Muscle

Voluntary, striated muscle that is attached to the skeleton and responsible for body movements.

Muscle Fibers

Elongated cells composed of small threads of fiber that run the length of the muscle and contract when stimulated.

Tendons

Cords of tissue that attach muscle to the bone.

Fascia

Connective tissue beneath the skin that surrounds muscles and helps muscle fibers stay together.

Muscle Contraction

The tensing of muscle or muscle fibers. The opposite of muscle relaxation.

Hamstrings
Muscles in the upper leg. You can remember this by thinking of the origin of the name: butchers used to hang up hams by tying a string to the muscle tendon behind a pig's knee.
Identify the muscles in the back of the upper arms.
Triceps
Identify the two muscles located in the front portion of the upper arm.
Biceps
The four muscles that create a single tendon in the front of the knee

Quadriceps

Identify these major back muscles.

Latissimus Dorsi

Identify these muscles.
Pectoral Muscles
The number of skeletal muscles in the human body
More than 600.
Achilles Tendon
A thick, prominent tendon on the back of the ankle.

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