Muscles

Annabella Saitta

Muscles

A bundle of fibrous tissue that holds the body together located throughout the body.

Diseases

Muscular diseases include Cataplexy, Muscular Atrophy, Myopathies, and Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is named after the docter who first came across the disease. This disease will cause involuntary movements and eventually death. There is no cure for this disease, and any child of the patient that has the disease has a 50% chance of inheriting this.

A person could live without some voluntary muscles, but you cannot live without any involuntary muscles.

Functions

The function of the Cardiac Muscle is to pump blood throughout the body.

The function of the involuntary muscle is to contract without concious control to preform bodily functions.

The functions of voluntary muscles are to move the body, to help hold the bones together, to help give the body it's shape, and to help give the body it's strength.

Muscle fiber is a cell in the muscle.

Interactions

The muscular system interacts with the nervous system to alert the muscles to contract.

The muscular system interacts with the skeletal system to help the body move.

The muscular system interacts with the circulatory system to bring nutrients to the muscles and waste away.