Joints and their Functions

What is a ball and socket joint? Include examples.
A ball and docket join allows multi directional movement and rotation. E.g. hip, shoulder
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What is a hinge joint? Give examples.
A hinge joint allows movement in only one axis. E.g. knee and elbow
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Where is the ligament found?
Between bones
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What are the properties of a ligament?
High tensile strength and some elasticity
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What are the functions of a ligament?
Attaches bone together and allows joints to bend without becoming dislocated
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Where is the cartilage found?
Covering the ends of the bones.
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What are the properties of the cartilage?
Strong, but not rigid and able to be slightly compressed.
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What are the functions of the cartilage?
Shock absorber and allows smooth movement of bones
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Where is the tendon found?
Between the muscle and bone
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What are the properties of the tendon?
High tensile strength with some elasticity.
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What are the functions of the tendon?
Attaches muscle to the bone and moves the bone when the muscle contracts
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Where is the synovial fluid found?
Secreted from the synovial membrane
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What are the properties of the synovial fluid?
Oily liquid
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What are the functions of the synovial fluid?
Lubricates the joint, allowing easy movement
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What is a hinge joint? Give examples.

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MChoudhary

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Amazing. 

Pat3l14

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This was soo useful for my biology test! Really good work Muhammed. Keep it up! 

MuhammadChoudhary

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Thanks Amaan. Hope you do well in your exams. :)

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