Attachment point of bones to muscles?
What are the different types of muscles that you have in your body and what are the names of the point of attachment of the muscles to the bones?
Skeletal muscles have an 'origin' which is where the muscle starts at and an insertion. For example, the biceps origin is at the shoulder. It's insertion point is the tendon where it attaches to the radius and ulna. There are also smooth muscles that line the bodies organs and blood vessels. There is the heart muscle made of cardiac muscle tissue.
The bones in our body don't actually move; Our muscles contract (Shorten and thicken), bending out joints and moving our muscles. To actually make a difference, though, the muscles need a point of attachment; the skeleton. The muscles connect to the skeleton via tendons, contract to pull a bone back, and move the bone.
What is the name of the bone that has no direct attachment to the skull but is attached to the skull by muscles?
Skeletal muscles can attach to bones directly and indirectly. A direct attachment is when the epimysium (the sheath of connective tissue surrounding the muscle fibre's exterior surface) sticks to and fuses with the periosteum (the connective tissue surrounding the exterior surface of the bone). An indirect attachment is when the epimysium extends beyond the muscle as a tendon and attaches to the periosteum of the bone. This attachment is more common in the human body…
The periosteum serves as an attachment point for muscles and bones through tendons and ligaments. Periosteum: membrane lining outer surface of bones. Functions:  osteoblasts (increase bone width),  healing process (after break),  nerve endings (sensitive to manipulation),  provides nourishment (blood supply).
The skeleton is made of bones (over 300!) which act as a frame work for the attachment of muscles. The muscles shorten (because they consist of contractile tissue) to produce movement of the skeleton. Not all bones that muscles attach to are actually mobile. For example, bones that make up the cranial vault have minuscule movement, almost none compared to that of a knee or elbow joint. The type of joint dictates whether the muscle…
According to Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology the origin is that point of attachment that does not move when the muscle contracts, and the point of attachment that does move when the muscle contracts is the insertion. Muscles and muscle groups that that directly perform specific movements are prime movers or agonists.
Now, most people would say that there are seven bones in the neck because there are seven cervical vertebrae (neck bones), but they would be incorrect. There are eight bones in the neck. There are the seven cervical vertebrae, plus the hyoid bone which is located in the front part of the neck, just above the thyroid gland. The hyoid bone is a very thin and delicate bone that is somewhat "U" shaped, and serves…