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Serve as a firm framework
Protect brain and spinal cord
Serve as levers, working with muscles to produce movement
Storehouse for calcium salts
Produce red blood cells (in the red marrow)
Regions of cartilage near the ends of longs bones which are active growth regions in children
Bulges, depressions, and holes that serve as sites pf attachment for muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Joint surfaces, and conduits for blood vessels and nerves
Forms the extremities and is composed of the shoulder girdle, arm bones, pelvic girdle, and leg bones
Soft spot gaps between a baby's skull that slowly close up during the first 18 months of life
Second set of 12 vertebrae; they articulate with the 12 pairs of ribs to form the outward curve of the spine
This structure is the most inferior of the sternebrae. It is used for a landmark for CPR.
Interval between the ribs, occupied by intercostal muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves.
The cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
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