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Monday 20th September 2010

Anatomy and physiology

Lesson One

What do you know about the human body already?

Functions of the skeleton





Blood production

Ligaments bone to bone
Tendon bone to muscle
206 bones but over 300 when you were born due to ossification
3 types…

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The Bones in the human body

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Axial skeleton ­ cranium, ribs, sternum, vertebrae column. The axial skeleton consists of 80 bones.

Appendicular Limbs, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle. Consists of 126 bones.

Compact hard outer shell of a bone

Spongy (Cancellous) the soft inner shell where bones can store minerals. This gives lightness.

Ossification The process…


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