L3 Skeletal System Chapter 6

L3 Skeletal System Chapter 6 - Skeletal System: Chapter 6...

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Skeletal System: Chapter 6 1. Which type of cartilage is most plentiful in the adult body? Hyaline cartilage is the most plentiful in the adult body. 2. What two body structures contain flexible elastic cartilage? The epiglottis and external ear cartilages are flexible elastic cartilage. 3. Cartilage grows by interstitial growth. What does this mean? Interstitial growth is growth from within. 4. What are the components of the axial skeleton? The components of the axial skeleton are the skull, the vertebral column, and the thoracic cage. 5. Contrast the general function of the axial skeleton to that of the appendicular skeleton. The major function of the axial skeleton is to establish the long axis of the body and to protect structures that it encloses. The general function of the appendicular skeleton is to allow us mobility for propulsion and manipulation of our environment. 6. What bone class do the ribs and skull bones fall into? The ribs and skill bones are flat bones. 7. What is the functional relationship between skeletal muscles and bones? Skeletal muscles use bones as levers to cause movement of the body and its parts.
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course BIO 212 taught by Professor Klesath during the Spring '09 term at N.C. State.

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