skeletal and muscular systems

what is a ligament
a tough band of elastic tissue that connects bone to bone
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what is synovial fluid
lubricating liquid contained within the joint cavity, this reduces friction
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what is articular cartilage
smooth tissue which absorbs shock and allows friction-free movement.
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what is a joint capsule
a fibrous sac with an inner synovial membrane, which encloses and strengthens the joint
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what is a bursa
a closed, fluid-filled sac found where tendons rub over bones. this reduces friction between tendons and bones
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name the 3 planes of movement
the sagittal plane, the frontal plane, the transverse plane
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name the 5 joint types
condyloid, hinge, pivot, gliding, ball and socket.
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what is synovial fluid

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lubricating liquid contained within the joint cavity, this reduces friction

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what is articular cartilage

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what is a joint capsule

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what is a bursa

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