Anatomy & Physiology Question #21

Question

Fill in the Blank: Which structure attaches muscle to bone _______, attaches bone to bone ______, and withstands great stress in one direction.

Answers

  1. Tendon
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  2. Capsule
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  3. Ligament
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  4. Aponeurosis
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Explanation

The correct answers are A. & C. Tendons attach muscle to bone tendons. Ligaments attach, bone to bone and withstands great stress in one direction. A tendon is a flexible but inelastic cord of strong fibrous collagen tissue attaching a muscle to a bone. A ligament is a connection between bones to other bones to form joints and not a capsule or aponeurosis.

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