Nursing Anatomy & Physiology

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RED MARROW

support and movement: the musculoskeletal system
bone marrow found at the end of the long bones, also manufactures red and white blood cells
OSTEOCYTES

support and movement: the musculoskeletal system
They are bone cells that produce a hard, calcium rich extracellular matrix, and are embedded in a matrix of collagen and minerals and form the skeleton of an organism
SKELETON

support and movement: the musculoskeletal system
the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a framework for the body, as well as attachment sites for muscle. Over 200 bones.
AXIAL SKELETON
support and movement: the musculoskeletal system
pertaining to the central part of the body, the head and trunk
APPENDICULAR SYSTEM

support and movement: the musculoskeletal system
composed of 126 bones in the human body. The word appendicular is the adjective of the noun appendage, which itself means a part that is joined to something larger. Functionally it is involved in locomotion (Lower limbs) of the axial skeleton and manipulation of objects in the environment (Upper limbs).