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Terms in this set (21)
A place where two or more bones meet.
A freely movable joint consisting of a joint capsuled, lined with a synovial membrane.
The bones that move within a joint.
A tissue that joins bone to bone.
Soft connective tissue that reduces friction and acts as a shock absorber for the joint.
A tissue that joins muscle to bone. They help transmit the power to move bones.
A joint that allows flexion and extension only.
Ball and Socket
A joint that allows flexion, extension, adduction, abduction and rotation.
Where the angle of the joint decreases.
Where the angle of the joint increases.
A movement that takes limbs towards the body.
A combination of abduction, adduction, extension or flexion and rotation. A circular movement of a limb around a joint.
A movement that takes limbs away from the body.
A movement that takes limbs around in a circular motion.
Functions of the Skeletal System
1. Shape and support
5. Blood cell production
6. Storage of minerals
A function that keeps us upright and holds the rest of the body in place.
A function that gives us our shape and alignment.
A function that protects our vital organs.
A function that provides an anchor point for muscles.
Blood Cell Production
A function whereby the inner marrow of long bones and ribs produce red and white blood cells.
A function whereby the bones store calcium and phosphorus.
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