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Bends wrist and hand
Movement: body part moves toward midline
Muscles working in groups for a common action
Part of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord (midline of the body)
Modified neuron that is a sensory receptor for the sense of smell
Longest, strongest bone in body
Thin filament that aid in the movement of muscle
Maximal sustained contraction
Breathing out
Cytoplasm of a muscle cell
Raises scapula; pulls head back
Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens the larynx
Part of the nervous system that consists of nerves throughout the body
Portion of brain that interprets taste
Fingers and toes
Attachment of a muscle on a stationary bone
Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens at the oral cavity
Moves thigh toward midline; raises thigh
A continuous, partial contraction of alternate muscle fibers causing themselves to look firm
Short extensions off of nerve cells that receive signals from sensory receptors or other neurons
Air is conducted from the atmosphere to the lungs by a series of cavities, tubes, and openings
Designed for endurance, dark in color, many mitochondria, many blood vessels
Single long bone in the arm
Structure of the upper respiratory tract that opens above the soft palate
Non-conducting nerve cells that are intimately associated with neurons and function in a supportive capacity; nourishes neurons
Voluntary muscle that is attached to the skeleton
A nerve fiber and all of the muscle fibers it stimulates
Knee cap
Ensures that oxygen enters the body and carbon dioxide leaves the body
Thick filaments shaped like golf clubs
Straighten leg at the knee; raises thigh
Kissing muscle
Protects the brain and is composed of 8 bones fitting tightly together
Plasma membrane of a muscle cell
Extension from the middle ear to the nasopharynx that equalizes air pressure on the eardrum
Bends vertebral column, compresses abdoamen
Nostrils - opening that leads to the nasal cavity
Upper jaw
Sudden noisy explosion of air from the lungs
Attachment of a muscle on a bone that moves
Either of the two cranial nerves that carry nerve impulses from the retina of the eye to the brain, therby contributing to the sense of sight
Involuntary muscle found in hollow organs and blood vessels
Involuntary muscle found in the heart
Brings arm away from the body (up and down)
Stores calcium in a cell of a muscle
Movement: Joint angle decreases
Eating muscle, clinches teeth
Straightens fingers and wrist
Muscular ring that surrounds the pupil and regulates the passage of light through the opening
Another term used for breathing that includes both inspiration and expiration
Connective tissue that connects muscle to bone
A single contraction lasting a fraction of a second
Muscles that work in opposite directions
Designed for strength, light in color, few mitochondria, fewer blood vessels
Only bone in the body that does not articulate with another bone; anchor the tongue
Commonly known as the throat
Widely distributed throughout the body and include such senses as touch, pressure, pain, temperature, and vibrations
Nerve cell that characteristically has three parts; dendrites, cell body, and axon
Chronic achy muscles that is not well understood
Extends thigh backwards; butt

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Created Nov 22, 2009ReportNominate
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