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Muscular System

by Alexys Joseph

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Muscular System
Lexy Joseph
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Make Up of System
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1. Smooth Muscle
2. Cardiac Muscle
3. Skeletal Muscle
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Functions
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1. Smooth Muscle - helps with digestion and nutrient collection
2. Cardiac Muscle - responsible for contractility of heart (pumping action)
3. Skeletal Muscle - enables movement and performance of daily activities
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Threats to the System
1. Strains - sudden pain that worsens while muscle contraction
2. Cramps - results in painful and localized contraction of muscles or select fibers
Fun Facts
1. The body contains over 600 muscles!
2. The largest muscle in the body is the gluteus maximus!

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