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Musculoskeletal System

Musculoskeletal System resources.

Muscles

This topic starts with a basic introduction to muscles and an image illustrating the possible locations of the different muscle tissues. The three types of muscle tissue are described in more detail. 

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Muscle Joints

This topic begins with a good introduction to the different types of joints (fibrous, cartilaginous and synovial) and each is described in more detail. 

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Bone Structure & Function

This topic begins with the primary functions of bone and explores its structure in detail, showcasing anatomical images of the femur as an example. 

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Musculoskeletal System

This topic starts with a description of the main functions of bone. Bone composition and endochondral ossification is described and a diagram showing the stages is given. The different types of bones and the structure of long bones are detailed further. 

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Muscle structure, innervation and contraction for nursing students

This topic starts with an overview of skeletal muscle structure. The process of muscle innervation and contraction is shown and the importance of the sarcomere, myosin, actin and crossbridge cycling is discussed, with the aid of animations. 

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Muscles Spindle and Stretch Reflexes

This resource is an interactive webpage teaching muscle spindle structure and muscle fibres.

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Muscle structure, innervation and contraction for medical students

This resources gives with an overview of skeletal muscle structure. The process of muscle innervation and contraction is shown and the importance of the sarcomere, myosin, actin and crossbridge cycling is discussed, with the aid of animations. 

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