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Musculoskeletal System Diagram – In the previous article, we have talked about muscular system. In the muscular system, there some types of muscle. They are skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle. This article will discuss only the skeletal muscle or as known as musculoskeletal system. We know that skeletal system is helped by the present of muscles. These muscles are attached to skeleton.
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Musculoskeletal system can be defined as muscles that encompass the skeletal system in our body. These muscles allow us to walk, write, jump, smile and any other activities that we usually do. The skeletal muscles work involuntarily. They work if they get stimulus from our brain that is our will to do something. That is how musculoskeletal system works.
The skeletal system alone is a quite complex unit. It consists of many bones united forming our body. Those bones are created by proteins fibers and cells. There are thousands of cells making up the bones in our body. In addition, there is also one substance that is important to help forming our skeleton or bones, it is minerals. In this part of body, skeleton, there are parts of it that is intended for the attachment of muscles. That is why muscles can attach to the bones or skeleton that builds our body.
The total number of bones that form our skeleton is 206 bones. Each bone has its individual functions. Originally, human when they are just a baby, they have 350 bones. After we grow up and become an adult, some of those bones undergo the bone fusion process. And after we become an adult and we only have 206 bones, almost a half of those bones make up the hand and foot skeleton.
To better in understanding the skeletal and musculoskeletal system, we can divide our skeletal system into five categories. They are head bone structure, chest and hip structure, hand bone structure and leg bone structure. In those four categories of bones, there are always muscles attached to them. The existence of those muscles makes our movement possible. That is about what musculoskeletal system diagram is and also how it works.