What type of muscle works to close a joint?  - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

What type of muscle works to close a joint? 

What type of muscle works to close a joint? 

Change Image    Delete



A. Extensor
B. Flexor
C. Cardiac

This question is part of Muscular System Quiz
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jun 30, 2020

+ Answer
Request

2 Answers

g.Kenneth

G.Kenneth

Answered Jan 24, 2018

There are many muscles in the human body and there are several different kinds. The extensor muscle belongs in the skeletal system and when the muscle contracts, it forces the limb that it is attached to extend or stretch. One example of this type of muscle is the elbow. When the muscle contracts near the elbow, the arm straightens out. Another muscle is called the cardiac muscle.

The cardiac muscle is related to the heart. This muscle works involuntarily. The flexor muscle is similar to the extensor muscle because they both make movements. As the extensor muscle extends, the flexor muscle lessens the angle. The muscle that pulls the arm up at the elbow would be a flexor muscle. The muscle that works to close a joint would be a flexor muscle.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 29, 2016

Flexor
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.