Muscles In The Human Body

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There are about 700 types of muscles within the human body that aid the body with movement while a few also helps with stabilizing the bones (Allen and Harper 2014). Skeletal, cardiac, and smooth are the three types of muscular tissues found within the body (Tortora and Derrickson 2014). The heart is made out of cardiac muscle tissue and that is striated (Tortora and Derrickson 2014). The walls of the hollow organs of the human body are made with smooth muscle tissues that are non-striated (Tortora and Derrickson 2014). Skeletal muscle tissue is striated and is the only type of muscle tissue that is voluntary (Tortora and Derrickson 2014). Muscles are important in day-to-day life because they are what cause the bones in the body to move. In …show more content…
Symptoms that a patient would realize if they had this inherited disease would be that their muscles are weakened (MDA 2013). One example of this would be a person who does walk correctly due to a weak feeling in the hip and leg muscles (MDA 2013). They can also have trouble getting up after sitting or climbing stairs (MDA 2013). Other symptoms of LGMD include pain, limited mobility, and soreness and aching (MDA 2013). Physical therapy is a treatment that is used to help gain back greater motion within the joins (MDA 2013). Occupational therapy is another treatment because it focuses on a particular muscle, typically the hand, and helps focus on a certain function (MDA 2013). Water therapy is also helpful because the water aid in protecting the muscles from strain (MDA 2013). These treatments should help the person gain back some …show more content…
The major muscles that are found in the chest and abdomen area of a human are also found in a fetal pig (Miller 1998). The differences would be where the chest muscles would attach to the pectoral girdle (Miller 1998). The pig masseter contains more type II fibers in comparison to the human masseter (Tuxen and Rostrup 1993). In fetal pigs, the gluteus medius is bigger than the gluteus maximus, which is the opposite for humans (Miller 1998). A similarity between humans and fetal pigs would be how the latissimus dorsi connects to the humerus and the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and how they both function to flex the shoulder (Miller 1998). Another similarity would be how the gastrocnemius, in both the human and fetal pig, connects from the distal end of the femur to the Achilles tendon, and they both provide the same function of flexing the foot (Miller 1998). Overall, because fetal pigs have similar muscles in humans, they are valuable assets, even though some of the locations of the muscles are in different locations and

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