The muscular system is responsible for the movement of the human body. Attached to the bones of the skeletal system are about 700 named muscles that make up roughly half of a person’s body weight.
Anatomical model showing the human muscular system. The myocardium consists of muscular fibers that form the thickest layer of the cardiac wall. Vintage anatomy print showing a rear view of the human muscular system. Human anatomy 3d illustration, male muscular system full body, back view on white background.
The final function of muscle tissue is the generation of body heat. As a result of the high metabolic rate of contracting muscle, our muscular system produces a great deal of waste heat. Many small muscle contractions within the body produce our natural body heat.