How many muscles in the body
Functions of the muscular system
Movement of bones Pumping of blood and carrying of nutrients to all parts of the body. Controlling air movement in and out of the lungs The muscle action in the esophagus, stomach and intestine, help to break down food and eliminate waste.
Types of muscle
Smooth, striated, heart
Other name for smooth muscle and function
Called unstriated muscles. Located in gastrointestinal tract and blood vessels. (Involuntary)
Other name for striated muscle
Skeletal muscle 40% of the body's weight.
Other name for heart muscle. And function
Cardiac muscle: a special type of striated cell for using in the wall of the heart.
Thousands of cylindrical muscle cells forming a skeletal muscle.
Wraps and separates the neighboring fibers in a fine layer of connective tissue.
Connective tissue surrounding a bundle of 150 fibers
Connective tissue wrapping around the entire muscle
A bundle of 150 fibers.
Strong parallel fibers massed tightly together. Connecting muscle to bone or muscle to muscle
Usually activates in sprints.
What is different about Muscles than other soft tissues.
They can shorten and lengthen. Contract and relax