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What are the 2 skeletal divisions?
1. axial skeleton

2. appendicular skeleton
What bones does the axial skeleton include?
1. bones of the head,
2. vertebral column
3. ribs, and
4. sternum
State characteristics of the axial skeleton
1. forms the longitudinal axis of the body.
2. supports and protects organ systems.
3. provides surface area for the attachment of muscles.
What serves as the main axial support for the body
The vertebral column (aka the spine)
How many vertebrae are there in the human spine? ____
___ cervical ___ sacral
___ thoracic ___ coccygeal
___ lumbar
33 total
7 cervical 5 sacral
12 thoracic 4 cocccyheal
5 lumbar