Muscle Malfunction Menagerie Worksheet for Human Anatomy & Physiology

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  • Muscle Malfunction Menagerie Worksheet for Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Muscle Malfunction Menagerie Worksheet for Human Anatomy & Physiology


The purpose of this two-page activity is to offer human anatomy and physiology students practice identifying and sorting the multitude of conditions that affect the muscular system. Students will answer questions and complete tables using the following listing of muscular system disorders: atrophy botulism, contracture, cramp, fibromyositis, flat foot, hypertonia, hypertrophy, hypotonia, hypotrophy, lactic acidosis, muscular dystrophy, myalgia, myopathy, myasthenia gravis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, sprain, tennis elbow, tetanus, torn ACL, and torticollis.

  • Students will categorize the twenty-two ailments as having regional (localized) symptoms or having systemic (body-wide) signs for the first task. Furthermore, students will mark whether the conditions that occur regionally are at a specific or non-specific location.
  • Students will identify which three disorders affect the neuromuscular junction for the second question.
  • In task three, students will brainstorm and record the malady that aligns with the stated regional body part.
  • In the final task, students will match the ailments next to their description in the table.

This PDF file will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC app. It comes with a full-page key with the answers in bold, red font.

This lesson complements the following activities about the muscular system in my store:

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