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What are the 4 movable joints in your body?
Ball-and-socket joint, pivot joint, hinge joint, and gliding joint
What property of x-rays makes them useful for identifying injuries to the skeletal system?
A form of energy that travels in waves that can pass through some living tissue but not through bone.
What are the 5 major functions of the skeleton?
It provides shape and support, enables you to move, protects your internal organs, produces blood cells, and stores certain materials until your body needs them.
Why is the vertebral column considered the center of the skeleton?
In some way every bone is attached to it.
What can you do to decrease the chances of injuring the skeletal system?
Wear protective gear, excersise in safe places and warm up before excersing
A combination a balanced diet and regular exercise can start you on your way to a lifetime of healthy bones. What type of food can you eat to ensure healthy bones?
Dairy products including milk are excellent sources of calcium. Meats, whole grains and leafy green vegtables are all excellent sources of both calcium and phosphorus.
Give an example of each movable joint.
Hinge:Knee and elbow.
Gliding:wrist and ankles.
What happens to cartilage as you grow?
It gets replaced by bone.