The function if the muscular system is what gives us the force to move.

Five Fun Facts

Some things some people don't know:

1. This system includes the smooth muscle tissue, cardiac muscle tissues, and voluntary muscle tissue.

2. Cardiac muscles are the tissue in your heart.

3. Voluntary muscles are the muscles that help you move.

4. Smooth muscles are the muscles that you rarely can control.

5. Most of the muscles in your body are known as involuntary and are under the control of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)

Another fun fact

The neurons from the nervous system are connected to most of the cells in the muscular system.

Muscular Dystrophy

There are more than 100 types of diseases with symptoms of muscle dystrophy. This particular type of disease can cause deterioration of the muscles. It also has symptoms that are so severe that it can cut a patients life short. Some of the causes of this disease are mainly genetically passed down through a family and result in mutations of proteins. The defects in muscle proteins can cause death. Some of the many symptoms include weakening of the muscles, difficulty walking or maintaining balance, drooping eyelids, curved spine and difficulty breathing. There is no treatment for this disease but each symptom can be dealt with idividually


Most human bodies are able to maintain homeostasis when all body systems are regular and working together correctly. The muscular system helps the human body maintain it's homeostasis in the skeletal muscles when you get cold and these muscles sense you shivering and the muscles warm your body to the average 37 degrees. The smooth muscles maintain body functions while the organism is unconscious. Without the cardiac muscle organism is not able to survive. The cardiac muscle is the main muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. It also controls heart rate when relaxing or exercising. The last thing this muscle does is it delivers oxygen and blood to the muscles through the body.

The muscles of the body

Clavicular Head of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
Depressor Anguli Oris Muscle
Depressor Labii Inferioris Muscle
Frontal Belly of Epicranius Muscle (Frontalis Muscle)
Galea Aponeurotica
Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi Muscle
Levator Labii Superioris Muscle
Masseter Muscle
Mentalis Muscle
Nasalis Muscle
Occipital Belly of Epicranius Muscle (Occipitalis Muscle)
Omohyoid Muscle
Orbicularis Oculi Muscle
Orbicularis Oris Muscle
Platysma Muscle
Risorius Muscle
Scalene Muscles
Semispinalis Capitis Muscle
Splenius Capitis Muscle
Sternal Head of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
Temporalis Muscle
Zygomaticus Major Muscle
Zygomaticus Minor Muscle
Abdominal Head of Pectoralis Major Muscle
Clavicular Head of Pectoralis Major Muscle
Infraspinatus Muscle
Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
Levator Scapulae Muscle
Serratus Anterior Muscle
Sternocostal Head of Pectoralis Major Muscle
Sternohyoid Muscle
Teres Major Muscle
Teres Minor Muscle
Trapezius Muscle
External Abdominal Oblique Muscle
Internal Abdominal Oblique Muscle
Rectus Abdominis Muscle
Thoracolumbar Fascia
Abductor Hallucis Muscle
Anconeus Muscle
Biceps Brachii Muscle (Long Head)
Biceps Brachii Muscle (Short Head)
Brachialis Muscle
Brachioradialis Muscle
Coracobrachialis Muscle
Deltoid Muscle
Digital Fibrous Sheaths
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle
Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Tendon
Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Muscle
Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle
Extensor Digiti Minimi Muscle
Extensor Hallucis Brevis Muscle
Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle
Extensor Pollicis Brevis Muscle
Extensor Retinaculum of Hand
Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle
Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle
Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Muscle of Hand
Flexor Digitorum Profundus Muscle
Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Muscle
Flexor Pollicis Brevis Muscle
Flexor Retinaculum of Hand
Lumbrical Muscles of Hand
Opponens Pollicis Muscle
Palmar Interosseous Muscles
Palmaris Longus Muscle
Pronator Quadratus Muscle
Pronator Teres Muscle
Supinator Muscle
Triceps Brachii Muscle (Lateral Head)
Triceps Brachii Muscle (Long Head)
Triceps Brachii Muscle (Medial Head)
Abductor Digiti Minimi Muscle of Foot
Adductor Brevis Muscle
Adductor Longus Muscle
Adductor Magnus Muscle
Biceps Femoris Muscle (Long Head)
Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon
Dorsal Interosseous Muscles of Foot
Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle
Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle
Extensor Digitorum Muscle
Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle
Flexor Hallucis Longus Muscle
Flexor Retinaculum of Foot
Gastrocnemius Muscle (Lateral Head)
Gastrocnemius Muscle (Medial Head)
Gluteus Maximus Muscle
Gluteus Minimus Muscle
Gracilis Muscle
Iliacus Muscle
Iliopsoas Muscle
Iliotibial Tract
Inferior Extensor Retinaculum
Inguinal Ligament
Lumbrical Muscles of Foot
Pectineus Muscle
Peroneus Brevis Muscle
Peroneus Longus Muscle
Peroneus Tertius Muscle
Plantaris Tendon
Quadriceps Femoris Tendon
Rectus Femoris Muscle
Sartorius Muscle
Semimembranosus Muscle
Semitendinosus Muscle
Soleus Muscle
Superior Extensor Retinaculum
Tibialis Anterior Muscle
Tibialis Posterior Muscle
Vastus Lateralis Muscle

Vastus Medialis Muscle

The muscular systems smooth muscle is in your intestines and works with the digestive system. The cardiac muscle is in your heart and allows the blood to pump throughout the body and allow oxygen and blood to flow through muscles to keep them working. The voluntary muscles are what keep you alive when you are sleeping or unconscious.