Body Systems - Muscular System

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Body Systems - Muscular System
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2011-06-23 13:52:50
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  1. Muscular system
    contains approximately 650 muscles that make up the general form of the body
  2. Functions of the muscular system
    • Produces body movement through chemical reactions at cellular level
    • Maintains body posture and alignment
    • Protects bones and internal organs
    • Generates heat
  3. Muscle Traits
    • Excitability- recieve and respond to a stimulus
    • Contractability- shorten
    • Extensibility-

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