The Skeletal System I. Functions



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The Skeletal System



I. Functions




      • The mandible (jawbone) supports the teeth.






    1. Protection

      • The bones of the skull protect the brain.

      • Ribs




      • Vertebrae



    1. Movement

      • Skeletal



5. Hematopoiesis



      • A.k.a. blood cell formation.

      • All


II. Bone Classification

  • There

  • Each belongs to one of 2 large groups:




      • These bones





      • Involved in


Axial Skeleton


Spinal Column



  • 26

    • Cervical

    • Thoracic

    • Lumbar

    • Sacrum

    • Coccyx

  • Between vertebrae

    • Disks of cartilage

      • Add

Appendicular Skeleton

  • Consists of:

    • Arm bones

    • Leg bones

    • Shoulder girdle

    • Pelvis

      • Two

        • Formed

      • Ilium

        • Large,





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