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Ligaments Posted on 2011-01-15 13:22:10
A ligament is a short band of tough but flexible connective tissue that, in most cases, holds two or more bones together at a movable joint....
Tendons Posted on 2011-01-15 13:18:15
A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons a...
Cartilages Posted on 2011-01-15 13:13:38
Cartilage is a type of connective tissue composed of special cells known as chondrocytes along with collagen or yellow elastic fibers. The f...
Capillaries Posted on 2011-01-15 13:04:50
Capillaries are the smallest of a body"s blood vessels and are parts of the microcirculation. They are only 1 cell thick. These microvessels...
Veins Posted on 2011-01-15 12:57:08
In the circulatory system, veins are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Most veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissues ...
Arteries Posted on 2011-01-15 12:54:27
Arteries are blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart. All of which, with the exception of the pulmonary artery, carry oxygenated...
Sesamoid bones Posted on 2011-01-13 11:20:34
Sesamoid bones are not like the other types of bones because they are in the form of nodules embedded in tendons and joint capsules. They do...
Irregular bones Posted on 2011-01-13 11:14:53
The irregular bones are bones which, from their peculiar form, cannot be grouped as long bone, short bone, flat bone or sesamoid bone. Irr...
Flat bones Posted on 2011-01-13 11:10:37
Flat bones are those bones which are found where the principal requirement is either extensive protection or the provision of broad surfaces...
Short Bones Posted on 2011-01-13 11:06:12
Short bones are shaped roughly as a cube and contain mostly spongy bone. The outside surface is comprised of a thin layer of compact bone. S...
Long Bones Posted on 2011-01-13 10:52:01
Long bones typically have an elongated shaft and two expanded ends one on either side of the shaft. The shaft is known as diaphysis and the ...
Muscle Tissue Posted on 2011-01-10 01:45:32
Muscle is a very specialized tissue that has both the ability to contract and the ability to conduct electrical impulses. Muscles are are cl...
Voluntary muscles Posted on 2011-01-09 15:03:19
A voluntary muscle is a muscle, such as striated muscle, normally controlled by individual volition. Some examples of voluntary muscles are...
Fixator muscles Posted on 2011-01-09 14:50:11
A fixator muscle is a muscle that acts as a stabilizer of one part of the body during movement of another part. An example: BICEP CURL: Ag...
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