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Chapter 36

In this chapter, students will read about the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems of the human body. The links below lead to additional resources to help you with this chapter. These include Hot Links to Web sites related to the topics in this chapter, the Take It to the Net activities referred to in your textbook, a Self-Test you can use to test your knowledge of this chapter, and Teaching Links that instructors may find useful for their students.

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SciLinks: Muscle Contraction

Section 36-1: The Skeletal System
The human skeleton supports the body, protects internal organs, provides for movement, stores mineral reserves, and provides a site for blood cell formation.
Bones are a solid network of living cells and protein fibers that are surrounded by deposits of calcium salts.
Depending on its type of movement, a joint is classified immovable, slightly movable, or freely movable.

Section 36-2: The Muscular System
There are three different types of muscle tissue: skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle.
A muscle fiber contracts when the thin filaments in the muscle fiber slide over the thick filaments.
The energy for muscle contraction is supplied by ATP.

Section 36-3: The Integumentary System
The integumentary system serves as a barrier against infection and injury, helps to regulate body temperature, removes waste products from the body, and provides protection against ultraviolet radiation from the sun.




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