The Parts of the Axial & Appendicular Skeletal Systems

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These are the classifications of the different parts of the body into either the Appendicular or Axial skeletal system. This is for the CCS Biology I quiz on Monday, February 11th.

Axial Skeleton

The principal supportive structure of the body & is oriented along its median longitudinal axis

Skull

The protector of the brain; part of the axial system

Vertebrae

Also known as the spinal column; part of the axial system

Rib Cage

This protects the internal organs; part of the axial system

Hyoid Bone

A bone in the neck; the only bone in the human skeleton not articulated to any other bone; part of the axial system

Sternum

Also known as the breastbone; connects to the rib bones via cartilage, forming the rib cage with them; part of the axial system

Appendicular Skeleton

The bones of this skeletal system provide a fairly freely movable frame for the upper and lower limbs

Pectoral Girdle

The set of bones which connect the upper limb to the axial skeleton on each side; part of the appendicular system

Pelvic Girdle

A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins; also called the pelvic arch; part of the appendicular system

Bones of the Arms

The different bones of the "upper" limbs; part of the appendicular system

Bones of the Forearms

The collection of bones that make up your forearms; part of the appendicular system

Wrists

Where you were a bracelet or watch; part of the appendicular system

Hands

Where you hold a pencil; where a large majority of your touch sensors are; bones are part of the appendicular system

Thighs

The part of the leg between the hip and the knee; bones are part of the appendicular system

Legs

Limbs of your body used especially for supporting the body and for walking; bones are part of the appendicular system

Feet

Where you where shoes; bones are part of the appendicular system

Fractures & Dislocations

These are more common in the appendicular skeleton, but are more serious in the axial skeleton

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