biomedical pt 2

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adipose tissue
connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has cells distended by droplets of fat
appendicular skeleton
bones of the limbs and limb girdles that are attached to the axial skeleton
axial skeleton
the skeleton of the trunk and head
connective tissue
animal tissue that functions mainly to bind and support other tissues, having a sparse population of cells scattered through an extracellular matrix
epithelial tissue
sheets of tightly packed cells that line organs and body cavitities
femur
the proximal bone of the hind or lower limb that is the longest and largest bone in the human body extends from the hip to the knee
forensic anthropology
the branch of physical anthropology in which anthropological data, criteria, and techniques are used to determine the sex, age, genetic population, or parentage of skeletal or biological materials in questions of civil or criminal law
humerus
the longest bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow
pelvis
a basin- shaped structure in the skeleton of many vertebrates that is formed by the pelvic girdle together with the sacrum and often various coccygeal and caudal vertebrate and that in humans is composed of two hip bones bounding it on each side and in front while the sacrum and coccyx complete it behind
skull
the skeleton of the head forming a bony case that encloses and protects the brain and chief sense organs and supports the jaw
tibia
the inner and usually larger of the two bones of the leg between the knee and the ankle that articulates above with the femur and below with the talus
also called shinbone
tissue
an integrated group of cells with a common structure and function
what are the main types of tissue in the human body
Muscular, Connective, Cardiac, Epithelial
how does the structure of a type of human tissue relate to its function in the body
It determines its function. For example the connective tissues must be flexible so they can provide support and flexibility.
how does the distribution and structure of different types of tissue in the body contribute to personal identity
The different types of fat underneath the skin can determine how a person looks, and the individual differences in muscle tissue can also change the way a person looks completely.
what are the functions of the human skeletal system
The protect the inner organs.
what are the main bones of the human skeletal system
The skull, the spine, the rib cage, etc.
what is forensic anthropology and how does this field relate to human body systems
Forensic anthropology is the study of bones to help determine someone's identity.
how can features of bones be used to determine information about a persons gender, ethnicity, age, or stature
A person's gender can be determined through the pelvis and face, ethnicity can be determined through facial features, and age and stature can be determined by bones in the body
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