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    The humerus is classed as a long bone and is located in the upper arm, connecting the shoulder to the elbow. The long bone as suggested by its name is long in structure, meaning they are considerably longer then they are wider. The structure for the humerus is typically similar to all structures of long bones, with a shaft, bone ends and membranes. Dyaphysis or the shaft of the humerus makes up the long axis of he bone and is constructed of very high density compact bone (Merieb, 2010). This…

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    Chapter 12 talks about the skeletal system and its different functions and types of bones and tissues it contains. The chapter talks about the different groupings of our bones and the function that each group is responsible for. They also explain the bone structure and the way our bones are connected to cartilage that allows different the different kind of movements we make. Finally the chapter closes by discussing the internal processes happening within our bones such as the way our bones grow…

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    SKELETAL SYSTEM The skeletal system is very important, without it you would not have a body or even be alive. The skeletal system is made up of all of your bones, and the ligaments, cartilage, and tendons attached to them. When it comes to your inner organs, your skeletal system is there to support them and also protect them from any outside harm. For example, you have your cranium which supports your brain and your ribs support your lungs and other abdominal organs. Many people believe that…

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    P1 the structure and function of the skeletal system The structure of the skeletal system is very diverse and complex, made up of many different components that all work together to perform certain functions, without these individual components the whole body would fail to work efficiently when attempting to preform even the easiest of tasks. Structure of skeletal system One vital section is the axial skeleton this is the component of the skeleton that consists of the bones of the head and…

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    appendicular skeleton consists of one hundred and twenty six bones that are part of the pectoral girdle, pelvic girdle, upper and lower limbs. Bones are connected to joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilage, which makes up the human skeletal system. The skeletal system has three major functions, which include, support, protection, and movement. Although all adults contain the same amount of bones in the body, males and females have a slight difference. Females have a wider pelvic region than…

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    Adult Skeletal System

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    human skeletal system consists of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage that connects two hundred and six bones in the body. Each element plays a vital role in the function of support, movement, protection, blood cell production, calcium storage, and endocrine regulation. Typically a bone has a dense and tough outer layer followed by a spongy layer that is lighter and flexible. In the middle of the bones are bone marrow, where new cells are constantly being made for blood. The skeletal system is…

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    The Human Skeletal System

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    The skeletal system is the body’s framework. It is what gives each individual the basic shape, structure and support. Without the skeletal system the body would just be a blob. It is the foundation for movement because the muscles lie within the surface of the bones. The human skeletal system is a major factor of the body’s mechanism. It’s much more than just the bones and structure, it entails the formation of blood and protection of organs. For example the ribs protect all the vital organs…

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    The skeletal system is essential to the working of the human body. It provides protection and aids with movement, also. Approximately 20% of the human body’s mass is attributed to the skeletal system. This system is mostly comprised of bones, but there are other critical elements included as well. These elements are ligaments and cartilage. The human skeletal system is divided into two parts; the axial and appendicular skeletons. The axial skeleton is further divided, from superior to inferior…

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    Skeletal System The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones. It also includes cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The two main parts of the skeletal system are the axial skeleton with 80 bones and the appendicular skeleton with 126 bones. The primary purpose of the skeletal system is to provide the body with support, protection, movement, storage for minerals and lipids, and to produce red blood cells. The axial skeleton includes the skull, thoracic cage and vertebral column. The…

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    Skeletal Muscle System

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    The skeletal muscle system is made of many skeletal muscle fibers which have at least one neuromuscular junction. A neuromuscular junction is the area of the skeletal muscle fiber that is innervated by a motor neuron (motor nerve). It plays a key role in body movement and breathing along with our nervous system. The synaptic knob, motor end plate, and the synaptic cleft are all key parts of the neuromuscular junction. The synaptic knob of an axon connects with a skeletal muscle fiber to form the…

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