Skeletal muscles

Skeletal muscles are connected to your bones by tough cords of tissue called tendons (TEN-duhns). As the muscle contracts, it pulls on the tendon, which moves the bone. Bones are connected to other bones by ligaments (LIG-uh-muhnts), which are like tendons and help hold your skeleton together.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by Tendons to the Skeleton. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.2

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Kids/ healthy_muscles.asp
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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