Muscular and Skeletal Systems


The Muscular and Skeletal Systems

The muscular system, which includes skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles, is controlled by the nervous system (except, of course, for the cardiac muscle that functions involuntarily) and is responsible for movement. Consisting of 206 bones as well as joints, cartilage and ligaments, the skeletal system provides the strong, internal framework that supports our body. This Web guide spotlights a selection of Web sites on the muscular and skeletal systems that range from the simple to the complex.

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Muscular and Skeletal System Basics

The Web sites in this section can teach you all about muscles and bones and even show you what ... read more »

The Skeletal and Muscular Systems for Kids and Teachers

For a parent whose curious child wants to know why she has to wear a cast on her arm after breaking ... read more »

Advanced Muscular and Skeletal System Resources

Orthopedists who need to reference information about a specific injury, med students in search of ... read more »

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