Skeletal system

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  • The structure of the skeletal system
    • Functions
      • Movement at joints
      • Support for muscles and vital organs
      • Shape for maintaining our basic body shape
      • Protection, such as the skull protecting the brain
      • Blood-cell production in the bone marrow
    • Bones
      • The skeletal system is made of bones
        • Flat bones
          • Skull
        • Irregular bones
          • Vertebrae
        • Long bones
          • Femur
        • Untitled
          • Tarsals
          • Carpals
    • Joints
      • The skeletal system can only allow movement to happenwhwn it is joined up by the muscular system
        • All movement occurs at joints, wich fall in this categories
          • Saddle
            • thumb
          • Pivot
            • wrist
          • Gliding
            • hand
          • Ball and socket
            • hip
          • Condyloid
            • wrist
          • Hinge
            • elbow
    • Connective tissue
      • It links bones and muscles
        • Tendons
          • strong, non-elastic
          • Join muscles and bones
          • Quadriceps and patella
        • Cartilage
          • Though but flexible
          • Buffer between bones and joints
          • Femur and tibia
        • Ligaments
          • Link joints
          • Bands of fibre attached to de bones
          • They help to keep the joints stable

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