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adductors
toward the midline of the body
biceps
muscle that has two origins
minimus
smallest of a group of muscles
skeletal muscles
tissue attached to and covering the skeletal system, voluntary, dense connective tissue packaging, referred to as the "muscular system"
excitability
the ability to receive and respond to a stimulus
viscera
digestive organs and blood vessels. smooth muscle
brachialis
found in the arm
insertion
the attachment of a muscle to a bone which moves when the muscles contracts
brevis
shortest of a group of muscles
extensor
involves movement that increases the angle between the articulating bones and straightens them
triceps
muscle that has three origins
cardiac muscle
tissue found only in the heart where it contributes most of the mass of the heart wall, gap junctions called intercalated disks, coordinated activity is to act as a pump
abductors
movement of a limb away from the midline of the body
contractibility
the ability to shorten when an adequate stimulus is received
maximus
largest of a group of muscles
flexor
a bending movement that decreases the angle of the joint and brings the two articulating bones closer together
origin
attachment of a muscle to a bone which does not move when muscle contracts
smooth muscle
tissue found in the walls of the visceral organs; nonstriated, spindle
quadriceps
muscle that has four origins
rectus
runs straight with the midline of the body
cleido
clavicle
deltoid
roughly triangular
muscular system
includes all structures of the body whose primary function is the movement of various body parts( movement)
extensibility
the ability to be stretched or extended
longus
longests of a group of muscles
oblique
runs at a diagonal line from the midline of the body
transversus
runs at right angles with the midline of the body
intercostals
found between ribs
elasticity
the ability of a muscle fiber to resume its resting length after it has contracted or has been stretched