The Muscular System

By Gabby and Drew

Facts about the muscular system

  • Did you know that your body has more then 600 muscles in your body?
  • Did you also know that muscles make up 40% of your body weight?
  • You use 200 muscles to take one step.
  • It only takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown
  • Did you know that the smallest muscles are found in the middle ear called the stapedius
  • The largest muscles in your body are the Gluteus Maximus
  • last but not least you need 74 muscles to speak

muscular system diseases

1.Muscular Dystrophy

This disease is caused by the damage of muscle fiber. There is no cure for this disease and the symptoms include weakness, immobility and imbalance.

2. Cerebral Palsy

This is a very common congenital disorder that affects posture, balance and motor functions.

3. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

This disease makes soft tissue harden and it becomes bone-like permanently.

4. Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff problems occur when the tendons adjoining the joints become stretched or injured. This can mean that you no longer have ant strength to lift or reach up high with your arms. Rigorous, fast or hard movements like when you are playing sports (baseball or tennis) can cause tears or injuries which may necessitate surgery.

Smooth muscles

Smooth muscle is found in hollow organs such as the Stomach,Oesophagus,Bronchi and in the walls of blood vessels.

Cardiac muscles

Cardiac muscles are found in the solely of the walls of the heart. This muscle is highly specialised.It's under the control of the autonomic nervous system.

Skeletal muscles

These skeletal muscles are which the muscles that are attached to your bones.the skeletal muscle is sometimes called the voluntary.
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What is the Muscular System

The Muscular System allows you to move and do everything you want to do like swim,play soccer, baseball,hockey,basketball and a bunch more.