Anatomy & Physiology

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Chapter 8: Muscular System

This chapter is divided into three main sections: muscle basics and cellular components, naming of the muscles, and cat muscles with dissection. Be prepared to spend a fair amount of time on this unit.

Part 1: Muscle Basics

Notes: Muscular System | Presentation Slides

Sarcomere Anatomy: Coloring | Sliding Filament Coloring

Study Guide: Muscle Structure | Crossword Puzzle: Muscle Anatomy

Case Study: The Tired Swimmer


        Basic Muscles | Muscles - Cellular Structure
        Muscle Fiber Structure | Muscle - Sarcomere

Additional Resources

*Chapter test will occur before you continue to Part 2*

Part 2: Naming of the Muscles

Muscle Lab Guide: Checklist of muscles you need to know for the exam

How Muscles are Named - short explanation of where these weird names come from

Muscles Coloring: Major groups represented, color and learn!
Muscle Naming Crossword: practice spelling and identifying main groups

Lab Practical - For this test you will be shown slides where you must identify specific muscles, check out this Practice Test to get an idea of what the test will look like.

Muscle Sets

Printout of ALL Muscles we labeled and colored in class

For each set, label or color the image by viewing the interactive [learn] image. Check the box on the Muscle Lab Guide to indicate that you have learned it. Practice using the quizlet links

Head and Neck Muscles: Label | Learn

....quizlet Head Muscles / Head Muscles 2

Back Muscles: Label | Learn

....quizlet Back Muscles / Back Muscles 2

Chest Muscles: Label | Learn

....quizlet Chest Muscles

Leg Muscles: Label | Learn Quads | Learn Hamstrings

....quizlet Leg Muscles (Quads) | Leg Muscles (Hamstrings)

Arm Muscles: Label | Learn Flexors | Learn Extensors

....quizlet Arm Flexors | Arm Extensors

Part 3: Cat Muscles and Dissection

Cat Muscles Lab Guide - checklist of the muscles you need to identify on the cat

Presentation Slides - Muscles of the Arms and Chest

Presentation Slides - Muscles of the Legs and Abdomen

Coloring the Cat Muscles: Dorsal Side | Ventral Side

Cat Muscles - Photos of Muscles You Need to Know

Quizlet: Cat Muscles | Cat (Ventral Side) | Cat (Dorsal Side)

AnatomyCorner Resources - Virtual Cat Dissection | Cat Muscle Gallery