Pelvic Girdle - forms a bowl-shaped region, the pelvis,...

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Pelvic Girdle The pelvic (hip) girdle transfers the weight of the upper body to the legs. It consists of a  pair of coxal bones (os coxae, hip bones), each of which contains three fused bones:  the ilium, ischium, and pubis. Together with the sacrum and coccyx, the pelvic girdle 
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Unformatted text preview: forms a bowl-shaped region, the pelvis, that protects internal reproductive organs, the urinary bladder, and the lower part of the digestive tract. Features of these bones are given in Figure 1. Figure 1. The pelvic girdle...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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