Ch 7: The Musculoskeletal System Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Musculoskeletal System Study Guide chapter of this Human Physiology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the musculoskeletal system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the musculoskeletal system.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering musculoskeletal system material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the musculoskeletal system. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the musculoskeletal system
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the musculoskeletal system
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Musculoskeletal System Study Guide chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Musculoskeletal System Study Guide chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any musculoskeletal system question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a musculoskeletal system unit of a standard human physiology course. Topics covered include:

  • Connective tissue, cartilage and bone tissue
  • Anatomy of a bone
  • Skeletal system
  • Cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle tissues
  • Skeletal muscle functions and organization

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Musculoskeletal System Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Connective Tissue

1. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function

2. What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function

Cartilage is a strong, flexible type of connective tissue found within a body. Learn more about its structure and function, as well as the different types of cartilage connective tissue we have in our bodies.

Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

3. Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

In this lesson, we will explore bone as a connective tissue. We will discuss the anatomy of bone, as well as the cell types which make up bone, including how bone is formed and broken down.

Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types

4. Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types

In this lesson, you'll learn how to classify bones by their shape. Additionally, you'll discover the structural makeup of bone and the different bone markings.

The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

5. The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

You'll learn about the two major divisions of our skeleton, the axial and appendicular skeleton, in this video lesson. In addition, you will find out how bone is formed, thanks to tiny little cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and what the major parts of a long bone are.

Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

6. Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

Have you ever wondered why muscle has different names such as striated, smooth, voluntary, or involuntary? This lesson describes the different types of muscle tissue based on their histology, mechanism of contraction, and regulation.

Major Skeletal Muscle Functions

7. Major Skeletal Muscle Functions

Did you know that skeletal muscle does more than just move our body parts? This lesson describes how skeletal muscles are used for movement, posture, swallowing, defecation, urination and homeostasis.

Skeletal Muscle Organization: Connective Tissue and Layers

8. Skeletal Muscle Organization: Connective Tissue and Layers

Did you know that skeletal muscles are organized into tightly packed groups? This lesson identifies the connective tissue layers that organize skeletal muscle into fascicles, muscle fibers and myofibrils. Additionally, the microscopic structure of the sarcomere is described.

Ectopic Calcification: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

9. Ectopic Calcification: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Ectopic calcification is when soft tissue becomes bone-like. You'll also learn about some of the possible signs and symptoms of this pathological manifestation as well as potential treatment options.

Syncytium: Definition & Function

10. Syncytium: Definition & Function

In this lesson you will learn about syncytia. You'll learn where they appear in nature and their function in the human body, particularly as the main part of skeletal muscles.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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