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by Sanayia Dooley
skull, vertebrae, ribs, arms, legs, etc.
ball and socket, saddle, hinge, condyloid, pivot, gliding, etc.
Function of the Organs
supports the body/ provides body shape
plays a role in homeostasis
hold bones together
makes sure the joints don't twist
stabilize muscles and bones
makes the skeleton flexible
allows our bodies to move
connect muscle to bones
allow us to move our limbs
help prevent muscle injury by absorbing most of the hit
protect joints and bones
enhance bone resilience
resist compressive forces
Threats to The Skeletal System
Osteogenesis Imperfecta ( brittle bone disease )
a genetic or heritable disease in which bones fracture easily, often with no obvious cause or minimal injury
Osteosarcoma ( bone cancer ) -
Cancer that begins in the cells that form bones. Often found in the long bones like arms and legs but it can start in any bone.
The smallest bone in your body is the stapes bones in your ear.
The adult human body has 206 bones