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The skeleton system
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includes the skull, vertebrae, and the thoracic cage.
consists of the bones of the upper and lower limbs, including the pectoral and pelvic girdles.
protect internal organs such as the brain, heart, and pelvic organs. in the skull (occipital, parietal, frontal, nasal, and vomer), the thoracic cage (sternum and ribs), and the pelvis (ilium, ischium, and pubis).
support the weight of the body and facilitate movement. mostly located in the appendicular skeleton and include bones in the lower limbs (the tibia, fibula, femur, metatarsals, and phalanges) and bones in the upper limbs (the humerus, radius, ulna, metacarpals, and phalanges).
provide stability and some movement. The carpals in the wrist (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, hamate, pisiform, capitate, trapezoid, and trapezium) and the tarsals in the ankles (calcaneus, talus, navicular, cuboid, lateral cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, and medial cuneiform) are examples.
have a fairly complex shape, which helps protect internal organs. (vertebrae and sacrum)
bones embedded in the tendons, such as the patella.
immovable joint, such as Skull Sutures, articulations of bony sockets and teeth in facial skeleton
little movement of the joint, such as distal joint between the tibia and the fibula and the pubic symphysis
full movement of joint, such as Elbow, shoulder, ankle
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