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Articular cartilage

Smooth layer of firm fibrous tissue covering the contracting surface of joints

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Meniscus

Crescent shaped cartilage found in the knee

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Intervertebral disk

Cartilaginous pad found between the vertebrae in the spine

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Pubic symphysis

Cartilaginous joint at which two pubic bones come together anteriorly at the midline

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Synovia

Fluid secreted by the synovial membrane and found in joint cavities

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Bursa

Fluid filled sac that allows for easy movement of one part of a joint over another

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Ligament

Flexible tough band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches one bone to another at a joint

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Tendon

Band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone

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Aponeurosis

Strong sheet of tissue that acts as a tendon to attach muscle to bone

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Skeletal muscles

Attached to bones by tendons and make body movement possible. Skeletal muscles produce action by pulling and working in pairs. They are voluntary muscles because we have control over them.

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Smooth muscles

Located in internal organs such as the walls of blood vessels and the digestive tract. They respond to impulses from the autonomic nerves and are not controlled voluntarily.

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Cardiac muscle

Forms most of the wall of the heart. It's involuntary contraction produces the heartbeat.

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