Muscular System

By Leonel Quintana

Definition


    The muscular system is an organ system consisting of Cardiac, Smooth and Skeletal muscles. It allows movement of the body, retain posture, and circulates blood throughout the body.


Functions

    The muscular system is responsible for movement of the human body. Attached to the bones are about 700 muscles that make up about half of a person's body weight. Each of these muscles is a distinct organ made of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, nerves, and tendons.

Muscular Tissue Types