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vertebrae
The 26 small bones that make up the backbone.
marrow
The soft tissue that fills the internal spaces in the bone.
joint
A place where two bones cone together.
ligament
Strong connective tissue that holds together the bones in a movable joint.
pore
An opening through which sweat reaches the surface of the skin.
follicle
Structure in the dermis of the skin from which a strand of hair grows.
acne
A bacterial infection of the skin in which the oil glands become blocked and swollen.
acne
A bacterial infection of the skin in which the oil glands become blocked and swollen.
cartilage
A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that gives support to some parts of the body.
osteoporosis
A condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily.
fracture
A break in a bone.
sprain
An injury in which the ligaments holding bones together are stretched too far and tear.
dislocation
An injury in which a bone comes out of its joint.
x-ray
A form of energy that travels in waves that can pass through some living tissue, but not through bone.
magnetic resonance imaging
A method for taking clear images of both the bones and soft tissues of the body.
involuntary muscle
A muscle that is not under conscious control.
tendon
Strong connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone.
voluntary muscle
A muscle that is under conscious control.
smooth muscle
Involuntary muscle found inside many internal organs of the body.
skeletal muscle
A muscle that is attached to the bones of the skeleton.
cardiac muscle
Muscle tissue found only in the heart.
epidermis
The outermost layer of the skin.
melanin
A pigment that gives the skin its color.
dermis
The lower layer of the skin.