Ch. 10 - Muscular System Pt. I

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muscular system comprised of about 600 skeletal muscles
myology the study of muscles
endomysium areolar connective tissue covering an individual muscle fiber
fascicles bundle of muscle fibers
perimysium connective tissue sheath surrounding an individual fascicle
epimysium connective tissue layer surrounding an individual muscle
deep fascia connective tissue sheet separating adjacent muscles
superficial fascia connective tissue sheet, separating muscle and skin
direct (fleshy) attachment muscle attachment to bone in which collagen fibers of the epimysium are continuous with the periosteum
indirect attachment muscle attachment in which the epimysium form a tendon that merges into the periosteum
fusiform muscle muscle that is thick in the middle and tapered at each end
parallel muscle muscle that has a uniform width
convergent muscle muscle that is fan-shaped
pennate muscle muscle that is feather-shaped
circular muscle muscle that forms a ring around a body opening
prime mover (agonist) muscle that produces most of the force during a particular joint action
synergist muscle that aids the prime mover
antagonist muscle that opposes the prime mover
fixator muscle that prevents a bone from moving
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