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Cardiac muscle

Striated, involuntary muscle found only in the heart.

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Cartilage

Tough, flexible tissue that joins vertebrae and makes up all or part of the vertebrae endoskeleton; in humans, thick, smooth, flexible and slippery tissue layer that covers the ends of bones, makes movement easier by reducing friction, and absorbs shocks.

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Dermis

Skin layer below the epidermis that contains blood vessels, nerves, oil and sweat glands, and other structures.

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Involuntary muscle

Muscle, such as heart muscle, that can I be consciously controlled.

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Joint

Any place where to two or more bones come together; can be moveable or immovable.

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Ligament

Tough band of tissue that holds bones together at joints.

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Melanin

Pigment produced by the epidermis that protects skin from sun damage and gives skin and eyes their color.

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Muscle

Organ that can relax, contract, and provide the force to move bones and body parts.

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Periosteum

Tough, tight-fitting membrane that covers a bone's surface and contains blood vessels that transport nutrients into the bone.

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Skeletal muscle

Voluntary, striated muscle that moves bones, works in pairs, and is attached to bones by tendons.

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Skeletal system

All the bones in the body; forms an internal living framework that provides shape and support, protects internal organs, moves bones, forms blood cells, and stores calcium and phosphorus compounds for later use.

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Smooth muscle

Involuntary, nonstriated muscle that controls movement of internal organs.

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Tendon

Thick band of tissue that attaches bones to muscles.

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Voluntary muscle

Muscle, such as a leg or arm muscle, that can be consciously controlled.