Muscles, Joints, Bones - Help!

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Muscles, Joints, Bones - Help!

Post by carolyn » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:47 pm

I have just a couple of weeks left on a Fitness Instructor's Theory Course and the anatomy of the body is entirely greek to me - the names of the muscles, joints, bones, actions, movements, etc. - I am having to do a ton of memorizing with very little time available to study. I find that the classes go by very quickly and it is not seeming to 'sink in' very easily :? . I am hopeful that there are some suggestions of good web based resources that I can try to help with the studying?

I would really appreciate it.

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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:29 pm

Ummm, best bet is to just open your text book and start memorizing. There's a lot of material there, but it's not impossible. Make flash cards if it helps. Diagrams, anything.

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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:32 pm

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/MMale.html might provide a bit of help with muscles...

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Post by Starlight189 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:56 pm

Try this - I found it about 2 years ago, go to where it says 'interactive body'and then muscles/bones game.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:38 am

Aww don't memorize, it is totally useless. I should admit that my memory is damn poor. I need to understand things rather memorizing. We will get a lot of advantages by understanding.

Muscles, joints, and bones are named according to their location, shape, and other characterisitcs. Of course they are in latin (please do not sigh because you already decided to study biology so you must be familiar with latin). It needs time to understand (not to memorize) but once you get the point you will never forget it. That's the key to be successful in Anatomy. Believe me ;) Good luck :)
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Post by Leesa » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:38 am

When studying, use as much as you can to memorisee it, use cram cards with pictures of the bones, muscle, etc .then on the reverse side write what it is, what it does etc, and then each time, you can go through your cards memorise the picture, recall the facts, and your brain will constantly remember it. Remember pictures are worth more then words. The brain remembers colour more then it does black/white. When studying things in black/white, it only uses half the brain, when studying things in colour, it activates both sides, and therefore makes it easier to learn. It's been proven that colour works best. Draw up posters, of the bones, or skeleton, and then colour code each bone a different colour. Every morning when you wake up, you will be able to look at it, and recall it. The next day, you'll have a fair idea about what each bone does, and where its located, what type of joint it is, and gradually, you'll learn it all.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:33 am

I remember when I was a student. I was studying anatomy while I am eating. For instance, when I have to study chick anatomy, then my menu is fried chicken. I 'dissected' my meal while mentioning the name of its bones, its muscles, and things. It worked well hehe :D
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:18 pm

So what do you do when you study worm anatomy Dr.Stein?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:52 am

Err...I do not study worms anymore (lucky me!) :wink: It is one of creatures I avoid much besides caterpillars and other larvas... eew :? When I was student, when I had to study invertebrates, I fainted in lab twice, when I studied Aschelminthes and Annelida awww shame on me :oops: :oops: :roll:
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Post by victor » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:42 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:Aww don't memorize, it is totally useless. I should admit that my memory is damn poor. I need to understand things rather memorizing. We will get a lot of advantages by understanding.

Muscles, joints, and bones are named according to their location, shape, and other characterisitcs. Of course they are in latin (please do not sigh because you already decided to study biology so you must be familiar with latin). It needs time to understand (not to memorize) but once you get the point you will never forget it. That's the key to be successful in Anatomy. Believe me ;) Good luck :)


Then, can you determine these bones where're their position??
- Prosessus sterno-kleido-mastoideus
- Prosessus stiloideus
I know that if we understand the Latin, it would be easy...but I don't get the point with these two bones.... :? ..poor me..
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:30 am

First, you should write it correctly:
- Processus sterno cleido mastoideus
- Processus styloideus

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Post by victor » Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:21 pm

Ok...thanks for the picture... :D
Medical words in Indonesian are confusing...
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