The muscular system is responsible for the movement of the body. It is attached to the bones. There are 700 named muscles that make up almost half of a person's body weight.Movements of body parts, Stability and Posture, Heat production, Circulation, Help in Digestion
Part of the system:
Skeletal Muscle: Striated, under voluntary control, found attached to skeleton, produce major movements of body parts.
Smooth Muscle: Non striated, not under voluntary control, found in soft organs of body, responsible for processes like digestion of food.
Cardiac Muscle: Striated, involuntary, present exclusively in heart, responsible for pumping of heart, very strong and tough
5 Interesting/fun facts:
- .There are muscles in the root of your hair that give you goose bump.
- Muscles make up 40% of your total body weight.
- The smallest muscles are found in the middle ear.
- To take one step, you use 200 muscles.
- Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.
Human maintain homeostasis:
The muscular system helps maintain homeostasis by producing heat in our body when it is cold.
Muscular system work with circulatory system
The Circulatory System
- The circulatory system brings nutrients to the muscles and takes away wastes. The circulatory system also carries hormones that regulate muscular activity. The pump for the circulatory system is the heart--a muscle.
Functions & Diseases:
The 650 muscles in the body not only support movement controlling walking, talking, sitting, standing, eating and other daily functions that people consciously perform but also help to maintain posture and circulate blood and other substances throughout the body, among other functions.