Anatomy Practical #2

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Anatomy Practical #2
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2013-02-14 23:04:15
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Lab exercises 6-10
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  1. Functions of the skeleton
    • attachment for muscles
    • site of red blood cell formation
    • storage of lipids
  2. Two of the most supportive tissues found in the human body..
    Cartilage and Bone
  3. Hyaline cartilage
    • Main component of an embryo, but in the adult it is replaced by rigid bone.
    • Most abundant
    • Connects ribs to sternum(costal)
    • Articular cartilages
    • Cartilages in nose
    • Forms the wall of larynx
  4. Elastic cartilage
    • Most springy/flexible
    • Tolerates repeated bending better
    • Supports external ear and epiglottis
  5. Fibrocartilage
    • Consists of rows of chondrocytes alternating with rows of thick collagen fibers.
    • Most effective in resisting compression
    • Located between the vertebrae and forms meniscus in the knee joint.

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