Flashcards in Chapter 14 MS Joints & Muscles Deck (12):
Smooth layer of firm fibrous tissue covering the contracting surface of joints
Crescent shaped cartilage found in the knee
Cartilaginous pad found between the vertebrae in the spine
Cartilaginous joint at which two pubic bones come together anteriorly at the midline
Fluid secreted by the synovial membrane and found in joint cavities
Fluid filled sac that allows for easy movement of one part of a joint over another
Flexible tough band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches one bone to another at a joint
Band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone
Strong sheet of tissue that acts as a tendon to attach muscle to bone
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.
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.