Anatomy Unit 7 - Physiology of the Skeletal System

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Anatomy and Physiology I Unit 7: The Skeletal System Physiology of the Skeletal System
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Skeletal System Bones are made of several tissues Primarily made of collagen and hydroxyapatite - Ca 10 (PO 4 ) 6 (OH) 2 About 206 bones in the human body
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Functions of Skeletal System SUPPORT: Hard framework that supports and anchors the soft organs of the body. PROTECTION: Surrounds organs such as the brain and spinal cord. MOVEMENT: Allows for muscle attachment therefore the bones are used as levers. STORAGE: Minerals and lipids are stored within bone material. BLOOD CELL FORMATION: The bone marrow is responsible for blood cell production.
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Parts of the Skeletal System Axial skeleton Skull and bones that support it Includes vertebra and ribs 80 bones Appendicular skeleton Limbs 126 bones
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Features of a Long Bone: Epiphysis: Ends of the bone. Diaphysis: The shaft of the bone which surrounds the medullary cavity. Articular Cartilage:
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