Seletal System

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Anonymous
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21590
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Seletal System
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2010-06-01 13:28:10
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Skeletal anatomy
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Details of the skeletal system including bones, tissues, joints
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  1. Axial Skeleton
    • Forms the longitudinal axis of the body;
    • Supports and projects organ systems;
    • provides surface area for the attachment of muscles
  2. Bones in the Axial Skeleton
    • (SSRS)
    • Skull
    • Spine
    • Ribs
    • Sternum
  3. Bones of the Skull
    • 29 total bones
    • Important bones -- Mandible
  4. Mandible
    • The lower jaw;
    • serves as orientating landmark for palpating the carotid artery to assess pulse.
  5. Spine
    • also known as vertebral column;
    • serves as main axial support for the body
  6. Bones in the Spine
    • (VIA)
    • Vertebrae
    • Intervertebral Disks
    • Adult Vertebral column

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