Hormones help increase blood flow to exercising skeletal muscles.

Urinary System

Skeletal muscles help control urine elimination.

Skeletal muscles help control urine elimination.

Cardiovascular System Reproductive System

Blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes wastes.

Blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes wastes.

Skeletal muscles are important in sexual activity.

The Online Learning Center is your link to electronic learning resources that will help you review and understand the chapter content.

Chapter 9: Muscular System

Visit the Student OLC on your text website at: http://www.mhhe.com/shier

meet the challenge

• Flashcards

• Concentration

• Labeling Exercises

Visit selected websites and link to activities that reinforce anatomy and physiology topics. Webquest sites were previewed and selected by laboratory manual author and teacher, Terry R. Martin.

Connect for Succi

• Student Tutorial Service

• Additional Readings

• Career Information

Use the study outline and get a firm hold on chapter content. Master the art of "learning how to learn" by using these great online tools.

Link to Online Resou

• Internet Activities

• Lab Exercises

• adam Online Anatomy

• Essential Study Partner

Action is the name of the game. Watch muscle contraction action potential and the crossbridge cycle.

Answer the quiz questions and check your results.

Anchor Your Knowledge

• Human Body Case Studies

• Chapter Clinical Applications

• Chapter Case Studies

• Cross-Sectional Miniatlas

View tissue samples from the online histology site. Compare the intricate structures of smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle tissue.

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