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Female musculature. Computer artwork showing the musculature of the front of a reclining woman. These are the skeletal muscles, which are under the conscious control of the brain. Muscles are joined to bones by tendons. When a muscle contracts or relaxes it pulls on a tendon, producing movement in the skeleton. Skeletal muscles account for around 45% of body weight.
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