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A.P. Skeletal System
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Formation of bone
Hard, dense bone tissue
Inside compact bones at widened ends of long bones, has spaces in matrix so it looks like a sponge
Areas of the infants skull that are not yet fused, usually disappear by age 2
An injury in which the ligaments holding bones together are stretched too far and tear.
An injury to a joint, similar to sprain, except that a muscle that crosses the affected joint is injured.
the deterioration of articular cartilage in a joint
a bone thinning disease
an autoimmune disease that results in the destruction of joints
the inflammation of joints
occurs when urate crystals accumulate in the joints causing them to swell.
red bone marrow, spongy bone
Where red blood cells are formed in adults
red bone marrow; medullary cavity
Where red blood cells are formed in infants
bone ends connected by cartilage; i.e. intervertebral joints, ribs, etc.
created where two bones articulate to permit a variety of motions
Fibrous joints connect bones without allowing any movement. i.e. bones of the skull and the pelvis
bi-axial joint such as the wrist and knuckle
Joint between bones (as at the elbow or knee) that permits motion in only one plane
ball and socket joint
joints that allow movement in all directions. i.e. shoulder & hip
allow movement with limited rotation; between the head and neck
Growth plate of a bone
inflammation of bone caused by pus-forming bacteria
Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
-exaggerated curvature of the thoracic spin
abnormal anterior curvature of the lumbar spine (sway-back condition)
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