   Allows for movement of the body.    Keeps head in position.   Provides heat.
   Contraction of skeletal muscle is responsible    for the overall movements of the body.
   Skeletal muscles constantly maintain tone,    which keeps us sitting or standing erect.
   Muscle of the thorax are responsible for the    movements necessary for respiration.
   When skeletal muscle contract, heat is given off    as a by-product.
   The contraction of cardiac muscle causes the    heart to beat, propelling blood to all parts of    the body.
There are nearly 650 skeletal muscles in the human body!
   Smooth muscle is found in our internal    organs: in our digestive system, our blood    vessels, our bladder, our resp...
   As the name should tell you, cardiac muscle is    found only in the heart.   It can stretch, just like smooth muscle,...
Muscular system
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  1. 1.  Allows for movement of the body. Keeps head in position. Provides heat.
  2. 2.  Contraction of skeletal muscle is responsible for the overall movements of the body.
  3. 3.  Skeletal muscles constantly maintain tone, which keeps us sitting or standing erect.
  4. 4.  Muscle of the thorax are responsible for the movements necessary for respiration.
  5. 5.  When skeletal muscle contract, heat is given off as a by-product.
  6. 6.  The contraction of cardiac muscle causes the heart to beat, propelling blood to all parts of the body.
  7. 7. There are nearly 650 skeletal muscles in the human body!
  8. 8.  Smooth muscle is found in our internal organs: in our digestive system, our blood vessels, our bladder, our respiratory organs and, in a female, the uterus. Smooth muscle can stretch and maintain tension over extended periods Smooth muscles are involuntary muscles - in other words we do not have to think about contracting them because they are controlled automatically by the nervous system.
  9. 9.  As the name should tell you, cardiac muscle is found only in the heart. It can stretch, just like smooth muscle, and contract like skeletal muscle. Like smooth muscle, cardiac muscle is involuntary.

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