Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #14

Question

Which structure, made of connective tissue, connects muscles to other muscles?

Answers

  1. Fascia
    • Rationale:

      Fascia is made of connective tissue and provides a connection between muscles.

  2. Tendons
    • Rationale:

      Tendons connect bones, not muscles, to other muscles.

  3. Cartilage
    • Rationale:

      Cartilage protects the ends of bones and does not connect muscles to other muscles.

  4. Ligaments
    • Rationale:

      Ligaments connect bones to other bones, not muscles to other muscles, within the human body.

Overview

Some muscular system structures are essential for the provision of movement for the skeletal system.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Fascia, which is made of connective tissue, connects muscles to other muscles. Although fascia is technically a part of the muscular system, it is essential for the provision of movement for the skeletal system. Specifically, fascia has the same composition as ligaments and tendons which allow for the movement and mobility of the body.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the structure and function of each answer choice to correctly answer this question.

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