The Structural and Functional Organization of Muscles
When you have completed this section, you should be able to
- list several functions of muscles;
- describe the connective tissues associated with a skeletal muscle;
- explain what is meant by the origin, insertion, belly, action, and innervation of a muscle;
- describe the various shapes of skeletal muscles and relate this to their functions;
- describe the ways that muscles work in groups to aid, oppose, or moderate each other's actions;
- distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles; and
- translate several Latin words commonly used in the naming of muscles.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.
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