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

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Created Nov 22, 2009ReportNominate
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