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functions of a muscle
1. produce movement of skeleton
2. maintains posture and body position
3. supports soft tissue
4. guards orifices
5. Maintains body temperature
3 types of muscles
Smooth Muscle
Cardiac Muscle
Skeletal Muscle
Excitability
response to stimulus
contractability
shorten or exert tension
extensibility
can contract even when stretched
elasticity
can rebound to original length after contraction
epimysium
surrounds whole muscle
perimysium
surrounds collections of muscle fibers (fasciculus)
endomysium
surrounds individual muscle fibers
tendon
attaches muscle to bone
aponeurosis
thickened, flattened tendon