Ligaments and Tendons

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What is a Ligament and how does it work? Ligament is a tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone or bone to cartilage and supports and strengthens joints. The main functions of ligaments are to keep the bones of the skeleton in a suitable alignment and prevent abnormal movements of the joints. What is a Tendon and how does it work? A tendon is tissue that connects muscles to bones. It is the muscles job to move the skeletal structure of the body. When a muscle contracts it creates a pulling motion. It is the connection of the tendon that acts as an elastic band, this allowes a contraction to move the bones. What is a ligament made of? There are three basic types of ligaments that people have. There are Peritoneal Ligaments, which are made of folds of peritoneum. There are the Fetal Remnant Ligaments, which are generally found in babies and young children. What is a tendon made of? Tendons are made of dense, regular connective tissue. This form of connective tissue consists of densely packed bundles of collagen fibres. These fibres all run parallel to each other in the direction of the pull that is generated on the tendon What are agonistic muscles? Agonistic muscles are a classification used to describe a muscle that causes specific movement or possibly several movements to occur through the process of its own contraction. This is typically a term designated for skeletal muscles. Agonists are also referred to, interchangeably, as "prime movers", since the muscles are considered to be primarily responsible for generating a specific movement. Rubia Khan Coronary Heart Disease What is Coronary Heart Disease? Coronary heart disease is a disease in which a waxy substance (plaque) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. The build-up of plaque occurs over many years. How can

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