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The study of bones?
Osteology
Study of Joints?
Arthrology
Professional who studies bones?
Osteologist
Professional who studies joints?
Arthrologist
Bones & muscles work together to ______ the body & produce ___________?
Support the body & produce body movement.
How many bones are in the body?
206 bones
Name the functions of the Skeletal System?
1. function
2. protects
3. Aids in movement
4. Blood cell formation
5. storage
Comprised of minerals and collagen?
Bone matrix
Primary type of bone cell, which can produce new bone matrix by secreting mineral salts/collagen?
Osteocyte
Bone cells that move through a bone to secrete new bone matrix?
Osteoblasts
Bone cells that move around bone to dissolve bone matrix?
Osteoclasts
Name the variety of bones?
1. Long/slender
2. Short/wide
3. Flat
4. Irregular