The Muscular System

By Ms. Spielman

Purpose/Function of the system:

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The main function of the muscular system is movement. The second function of the muscular system is maintenance of posture and body position.

Major Parts

3 types of muscle

1. Smooth: found in the digestive tract & blood vessel walls

2. Cardiac: found in the heart

3. Skeletal: muscle attached to the bones

Another System it Interacts with it: Skeletal System

The skeletal system and muscular system work together as the framework for the body as well as providing the pieces that allow for movement.

Interesting Facts:

1. The tongue is the strongest muscle. We exercise it whenever we eat!

2. The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus—or buttocks.

3. If muscles are not used they will grow weak and may shrink in size! (atrophy)