Basic Biomechanics And Levers

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1.  The ­___________ is the point of pivot, which is also known as the axis of rotation.
2.  The _______________ is the distance from the weight to the fulcrum.
3.  A first order lever is like a __________, with the __________ between the in-force and the out-force.
4.  In a third order lever, the ___________ is closer to the fulcrum.
5.  In a second order lever, the ___________ is closer to the fulcrum.  
6.  The most common kind of lever in nature is __________. 
7.  The _________ order lever is the least common in nature.
8.  The equation for the balance of a lever deals with the _______ and the ________ of the lever arm. 
9.  The length of the lever arm is perpendicular to the __________.
10.  The location of the fulcrum influences ___________ and __________.  
11.  The _________ is perpendicular to the point of limb rotation.
12.  The _____________ is the perpendicular distance from the point of bone rotation to the line of muscle action.  
13.  The out-lever is from the point of rotation to the point at which ___________ is applied.  
14.  As the velocity ratio __________, speed decreases.
15.  As the velocity ratio decreases, force _________.  
16.  The velocity ratio is the length of the ___________ divided by the length of the __________.  
17.  A limb designed for force will have a _______________ velocity ratio than a limb designed for speed.
18.  Greater __________ causes a slower speed.  
19.  Long lever arms sweep a ____________ distance, whereas short lever arms move a _____________ distance.  
20.  __________ gear muscles enjoy a speed advantage and produce rapid limb oscillation.  
21.  Unguligrades have the most speed because of an increased __________ or decreased ____________.  
22.  A distally inserted muscle is better for __________ movements
23.  A ____________ inserted muscle is better for speed.  
24.  The ____________ is an example of a low gear muscle.
25.  The mechanism of levers means that the output force and the output speed are ___________.  
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