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Function of the Skeletal System
· Bone is formed from cartilage by a method
called ossification. Some bones contain
Marrow.
· There are four types, Long (femur), Short
(Carpals), Flat (Cranium) and irregular
(Vertebrae).…read more

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If we didn't have skeletons our bodies
would have no framework and we
would be unable to move.
· Organs such as the lungs (which are
protected by the ribs) would have no
protection.
· And, blood cells are made in bone
marrow.…read more

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Here are the main
bones; the ones you
are most likely to get
asked about in an
exam.
Try learning them in
sections. Such as
the bones in your
head are Cranium
and Mandible.…read more

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Torso
Clavicle
(Collarbone),
Sternum
(Breastbone),
Ribs, Spine and
In the arm
Sacrum.
and hand
there is the:
Humerus,
Radius, Ulna,
Carpals,
Metacarpals,
and
Phalanges.…read more

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Legs and Feet
The leg has the
Femur, Patella
(Kneecap), Tibia
and Fibula.
In the foot there
are the Tarsals,
Metatarsals and
Phalanges.
DO NOT GET TARSALS AND
METATARSALS CONFUSED WITH
THE CARPALS AND
METACARPLES IN THE HAND!!…read more

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